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Hidden Cocktails: The Sidecar

This 1920's throwback is ridiculously cool

With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few fall through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we’re focusing on the Sidecar!

Sidecar cocktail classic hidden

The Sidecar used to be an exceptionally popular cocktail in the 1920’s. When you take a sip, you can just imagine the raucous sounds of speakeasies and their patrons. Beloved by classic cocktail enthusiasts, this drink is both easy to make and tasty.


  • 3/4 oz. of triple sec orange liqueur (Cointreau works pretty well)
  • 1 1/2 oz. of cognac
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • lemon twist
  1. Combine all ingredients except the lemon twist in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a glass
  4. Garnish with the lemon twist


What did you think of the Sidecar? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!



Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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