1 oz.Cointreau
2 oz.Cognac
1 oz.lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
Shake cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a twist.
David A. Embury, in his book "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" explains, "It was invented by a friend of mine at a bar in Paris during World War I and was named after a motorcycle sidecar in which the good captain customarily was driven to and from the little bistro where the drink was born and christened." The Sidecar is essentially a Daiquiri made with brandy and lemon in place of rum and lime.