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Sidecar cocktail

How to Make a Sidecar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Cognac
Keyword: sidecar
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Aside from the Sidecar's great name, it also has a great taste. You can learn how to make a classic Sidecar cocktail by following our simple recipe.


  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1 oz triple sec or Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • lemon or orange twist for garnish


  • Gather the ingredients
  • Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish and serve
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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