The Sidecar was invented in a bar in Paris during World War I for a customer. The customer was an American Army captain and was driven to and from the bar in a motorcycle sidecar, hence its name.
The Sidecar was first introduced to London by MacGarry, an ever popular bar-tender of Buck’s Club.
The sidecar originally involved mixing six to seven ingredients, whereas nowadays the sidecar only contains three or four ingredients.
This recipe serves 1
- 2 measures brandy
- 1 measure Cointreau
- Juice of half a lemon
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice in a martini glass with a sugared rim.
Tip: A sidecar should be made using a Cognac as opposed to an ordinary brandy.