The Sidecar – French Cocktail with GUEST Jean-Yves Münch #flowercocktailhour
The Sidecar is a classic cocktail- and it’s been around for a very longtime- did you ever wonder where it got it’s unique name? … and perhaps how it ties back to the French Culture… let me share some cocktail history!
The Sidecar Cocktail History
This sweet, luminous cocktail was born in Paris, but named because of an American. (Ahhh, international cooperation at its finest!) An American army captain was said to roll up to Harry’s Bar in his friend’s motorcycle sidecar (bless the Roaring ‘20s) and request a drink to warm up before dinner. Since it was a bit of a faux pas to have straight liquor so early in the evening, the bartender went ahead and mixed the cognac with some other ingredients. And thus, the beloved Sidecar was born.
Recipe for the Sidecar Cocktail
• 1 oz. cognac • 1 oz. Cointreau
• 1 oz. lemon juice • Sugar
Directions: Pour the cognac, cointreau, and lemon juice into a shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a glass and sprinkle sugar around the edges. (The original Sidecar didn’t have a sugared rim until the 1930s, but here’s to mixing the old with the new!)