Friday, October 08, 2010

Cocktail of the Week: Sidecar

Here's a classic. It packs a punch but is easygoing as you sip it. It has a nice frosty dusky color that might make it perfect for a Halloween or Thanksgiving celebration.

Makes one cocktail.

2 tablespoons sugar
Lemon wedge
2 ounces brandy
1 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Using lemon wedge and sugar placed on a small plate or dish, rim a chilled cocktail glass with sugar.

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine brandy, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously.

Strain into cocktail glass and serve immediately.

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