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Happy Hour: Domino's Side Car

Happy Hour: Domino's Side Car

In my early twenties, I fell in love with a drink called the Side Car. It was the perfect mix of brandy and orange liqueur, and was wonderfully tasty. However there was one small problem, every bartender I ordered from seemed to have their own version of the drink. Some contained whiskey, while others contained cognac; it was never the same thing twice. After a while I couldn't handle the inconsistency and stopped ordering it altogether. However, I couldn't handle the thought of completely cutting out such a delicious drink, so I found my own recipe. To check it out,


Domino's Side Car
From Domino magazine

1 1/2 oz brandy or cognac
1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
2 tbsp lemon juice
Lemon wedge or twist

  1. Wet the rim of a martini glass and dip it in sugar.
  2. Combine the brandy, Cointreau and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Strain into glass. Garnish with lemon.
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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
that looks good.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
Oh thanks Yum!
Food Food 8 years
kiddylnd - you should find most of our happy hour drink recipes at that link. hope that helps!
I-freaking-rock I-freaking-rock 8 years
I also love Sidecars, but seem to have a problem getting one. Usually my request is greeted with a blank look and then the bartender asks ME what's in it. Am I wrong, or are they a classic drink like a Manhattan or Martini? I'll have to try this recipe... mine consists of Brandy, Triple Sec, and sours mix...
jrebeccat jrebeccat 8 years
Mmm, I love Sidecars. The only thing better is a Calvados Sidecar.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
I've always wondered what was in a Sidecar. Ok, I've only wondered ever since it was mentioned on an episode of Gilmore Girls, but still...good stuff to know. Hey, are all the drink/cocktail recipes on here in one spot? I'd like to go back and compile some of my favorites to make a little bar-tending book for Christmas.
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
It's looks okay. Pretty simple, which can be good!
meesha meesha 8 years
I love sidecars, and have the exact same experience. Even if the bartender doesn't answer, "What's a sidecar?" you'll still get something different every time. When you find the bartender who does it right, stick with him/her to the end....
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not sure what I'd think of this...
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