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The Sidecar Cocktail

The Hennessy Sidecar Cocktail

The Sidecar was created at the Ritz Hotel bar in Paris. It has become the single most iconic Cognac cocktail of the world.

Ingredients

50ml Hennessy Very Special
18.75ml Grand Marnier
12.5ml Fresh lemon juice

Method

The Sidecar was created in 1920 at the Ritz Hotel bar in Paris. It has become the single most iconic Cognac cocktail of the world. It is both strong and light, refreshing and bright.

The Hennessy cognac distillery was founded by Irish military officer Richard Hennessy in 1765. During the 1970s, Kilian Hennessy, a fifth-generation direct descendant of Hennessy, became the CEO of Hennessy, succeeding his first cousin Maurice-Richard. Kilian Hennessy spearheaded the company's 1971 merger with Moët et Chandon, which created Moët Hennessy.

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, shake until chilled, strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass, garnish with a lemon twist, and an optional sugared rim.

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