Classic Sidecar

August 28, 2009
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  • Makes two 3-ounce drinks
Author Notes

Modern twists on this drink use whiskey instead of brandy. On Mad Men Sunday nights though, I’m sticking with this classic recipe. —Jennifer Perillo

What You'll Need
  • Superfine sugar to rim glasses
  • 1 orange
  • 2 peels of orange rind
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • 2 fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 old fashioned cocktail or martini glasses
  1. Add sugar to a small plate. Make two twists from orange rind, by cutting strips with a paring knife or vegetable peeler (try not to get any of the bitter white pith). Cut a wedge from remaining orange and wipe it around the rim of each glass. Dip rims in sugar and add one piece of rind to each glass. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add brandy, triple sec and lemon juice. Stir vigorously until beads of sweat form on outside of shaker. Strain into prepared glass. Serve immediately.

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Jennifer Perillo is the Consulting Food Editor at Working Mother magazine, and a regular a contributor to Relish Magazine and FoodNetwork.com. She shares stories about food, family and life at her blog In Jennie's Kitchen and in her debut cookbook, Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen (Running Press 2013).

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