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Citrus Sidecar Cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • sugar for rimming glass
  • ice
  • 3 oz cognac or brandy
  • 1 ½ oz triple sec or cointreau
  • 1 ½ 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.