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2 oz. Cognac
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice fresh squeezed

Shake cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a twist.

David A. Embury, in his book "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" explains, "It was invented by a friend of mine at a bar in Paris during World War I and was named after a motorcycle sidecar in which the good captain customarily was driven to and from the little bistro where the drink was born and christened." The Sidecar is essentially a Daiquiri made with brandy and lemon in place of rum and lime.

added February 19, 2008

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