Sidecar cocktail with a lemon twist
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Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

A refreshing evening drink you can easily make at home, the sidecar cocktail is said to have been inspired from Brandy Crusta. The three-ingredient drink is commonly served in a sugar-crusted glass with a lemon or citrus twist on top.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: sidecar cocktail
Appliance: Cocktail Shaker
Servings: 1 person
Author: Prachee


  • 60 ml brandy
  • 20-30 ml lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 30 ml triple sec
  • lemon/citrus twist optional
  • crushed sugar optional


  • Pour the brandy, triple sec, and lemon juice in the cocktail shaker. Mix them well.
  • Crust your serving glass with sugar, if you like. Optionally, you can adjust the quantity of lemon juice and add sugar directly to the cocktail before shaking it.
  • Pour your cocktail in the serving glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.
    Sidecar cocktail in a sugar-rimmed glass