Skip Nav
Grilling
You'll Never Buy Ground Beef Again Once You Learn This Hack
Fast and Easy
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This (6-Ingredient Churro Cheesecake Bars )
Cooking Basics
The 1 Thing I Learned in Italy That Changed the Way I Cook

Easy Cocktail Recipe For Sparkling Sidecar

Happy Hour: Sparkling Sidecar

I'll be watching this year's Academy Awards from a friend's couch, but I've found the perfect drink to sip while getting dolled up for the affair. As a fan of the original sidecar, I couldn't miss the opportunity to try out a sparkling variation of the classic. This version contains all the elements of a traditional sidecar — brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon — but a splash of seltzer and a coarse sugar-coated rim give it an ethereal lift. The beverage itself contains little sugar, so the candylike rim adds a welcome sweetness. With its gilt hue, it's the ideal tipple to serve at an Oscars viewing party. For a cocktail that's worthy of its own golden statue, keep reading.

Sparkling Sidecar

Sparkling Sidecar

Easy Cocktail Recipe for Sparkling Sidecar 2010-03-01 12:49:42

Ingredients

1 ounce cognac
1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Coarse sugar (for added color, I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar)
Seltzer

Directions

  1. Combine cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice.
  2. Moisten the rim of a tumbler and dip in coarse sugar; fill with ice.
  3. Shake the drink well, then strain into the glass. Fill to the top with seltzer.

Makes 1 drink.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
LaceCrown LaceCrown 6 years
SIdecars are one of my favorite cocktails, so this is something I'm definitely going to try!
BluePrint Cleanse Pineapple Mint Cocktail
Spicy Latin Cocktails
5 Cachaca Cocktails to Enjoy This Summer
Rosemary Olive Oil Cake Recipe
Easy Recipe For White Cosmo Cocktail
White Wine Sangria Recipes
10 Healthy Mocktails to Cool Down Your Summer

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X