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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. 1 ounce cognac
  2. 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  3. 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. Coarse sugar (for added color, I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar)
  5. 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.

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