Blackberry-Cherry Sidecar

Author Notes: A classic cocktail with a berry twist! Fresh blackberries are muddled with lemon and tart cherry juice. Shaken with a mix of XO grade brandy & Cointreau, this is a fun, but sophisticated, crimson cocktail!StraighttotheHipsBaby

Makes: 1


  • 2 ounces XO grade brandy or cognac
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce Unsweetened bottled cherry juice
  • 1 ounce Fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces Simple syrup
  • 6 Blackberries
In This Recipe


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice and blackberries.
  2. Muddle thoroughly with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon in a pinch.
  3. Add a handful of ice and combine the simple syrup, Cointreau, brandy (or cognac), and cherry juice to the shaker.
  4. Close the shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
  5. Take your chosen glass and fill with a few ice cubes.
  6. Set a small sieve over the class and strain the cocktail.
  7. Garnish with a few fresh blackberries and enjoy!

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