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When my Grandmother was young she rode in the sidecar of my grandfathers motorbike, so it only seems fitting to make a 'Sidecar' cocktail.
To make the drink you are going to need:
- 75ml of Cognac. ( I use Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal for this drink)
- 25ml Cointreau. ( If you don’t have Cointreau any other form of Triple Sec will work just fine)
- 25ml Lemon juice. (Freshly squeezed)
- 1 dash angostura bitters.
Place all ingredients into your shaker and shake for around 20 to 30 seconds; this will improve the mouth feel and give you a nice slightly foamy head on the drink. Once shaken double strain into your martini glass through a small sieve or tea strainer; this will ensure that no ice gets into the glass. Finally, garnish with an orange peel; I think this really brings out the sweetness in the cognac. Alternatively, you can garnish with lemon peel or a Maraschino cherry.