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Citrus Sidecar Cocktail

A citrus-y, not-too-sweet 20s-era cocktail with fresh lemon and an orange twist. Grab your cognac and your flapper dress!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • sugar for rimming glass
  • ice
  • 3 oz cognac or brandy
  • 1 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • orange peel for garnish


  • Wet a clean cloth with water and run it around the rim of two cocktail glasses. Immediately turn glasses upside-down in a shallow dish of sugar and twist until the rims are coated.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. ¬†Add cognac, triple sec and lemon juice; shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty.