Getting aboard the Sidecar
A Sidecar cocktail.
Last night, Mrs. F. and I explored the Sidecar, a classic brandy cocktail invented in Paris just after World War I. According to Salvatore Calabrese in “Classic Cocktails,” the drink was named for an eccentric military officer who drove a motorcycle with a sidecar.
The brandy’s warmth is tamed by the citrus infusions of Triple sec and lemon juice and, when blended through a thorough shaking, the three combine to yield a cool, refreshing pre-dinner drink. Definitely one we’ll be repeating.
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce triple sec
1 1/2 ounces brandy
Combine and shake over ice. Serve in a cocktail glass.