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,
1 1/2 oz brandy or cognac
1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
2 tbsp lemon juice
Lemon wedge or twist
- Wet the rim of a martini glass and dip it in sugar.
- Combine the brandy, Cointreau and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Strain into glass. Garnish with lemon.