The sidecar serves as the foundation for many of the most popular cocktails of the last century: the Margarita, the Daiquiri, the Cosmopolitan, and the Kamikaze, to name a few. The cocktail originated in Paris shortly after the first World War.
1.Apply sugar rim to cocktail glass.
2.Combine ingredients over ice.
3.Shake and strain into glass.
4.Add lemon twist.
- David Embury, who claims to know the drink's inventor, suggests an 8:2:1 ratio.
- Robert Hess suggests a ratio of 4:2:1, and insists on Cognac and Cointreau.
- In practice, most customers apparently expect a brandy-based Margarita.
- Steve Jaffe offers a K.I.S.S. approach by simply exchanging the brandy and sugar rim for the tequila and salt rim in your favorite Margarita recipe to maintain a parallel flavor profile when introducing your Margarita drinkers to the Sidecar.
- Sidecar from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide -- original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License