Sidecar: The French brandy cocktail to impress the guests at your next party.
Brandy cocktails are classy drinks to serve at an evening get-together with your friends or family. It’s a refreshing, delightful and classic mix of brandy, orange liqueur and lemon juice that will definitely have your guests craving for more.
Here’s how to make the classic brandy Sidecar just like the French do.You’ll need: • A cocktail shaker • Coupe glasses • L’Affaire Premium French Brandy • Orange liqueur • Lemon juice • Ice cubes
Before we get started, here’s a tip - keep the glasses in your freezer; it’s the best way to convince people that you know what you’re doing when it comes to making cocktails.
Step one: Add 3-4 ice cubes to the shaker
Step two: Pour brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice into your shaker in the ratio of 2:1:1
Step three: Shake it like a French boss for about 10 seconds
Step five: Strain the mixture into the chilled coupe glasses to serve your guests the classiest cocktail ever, and wait for the compliments to pour in.
For those of you who like to go the extra mile and garnish your brandy sidecar, rim the lips of the glass with sugar and add a twist of orange.
Unfortunately, some of you might not be great at making cocktails. In that case, just leave it to the professionals while you entertain your guests with some enchanting trivia about the historic Sidecar. The iconic cocktail was first mixed at a bistro bar in Paris in 1923, and said to have been named after a gentleman who was customarily driven around in a motorcycle sidecar to and from the bistro.
With hints of French vanilla, dried plum and peach, the premium French Napoleon brandy, L’Affaire, would make a fine Sidecar which balances the sourness of the lemon juice with its own fruity notes.