Brandy Sidecar

Well I’ve finally succumbed to all the gorgeous cocktails that Lucy of Supergolden Bakes teases us with every week. When it comes to cocktails I normally stick to a few safe options which I know will hit the spot but if you are a regular reader of Supergolden Bakes (and if you’re not then you should be) you will be tempted with something new almost every week.
Brandy Sidecar
Of course, making cocktails is not a cheap exercise and I certainly don’t have the choice of drinks that Lucy has but I do have some of the basics.  After a bit of research I found that I could rustle up a Classic Brandy Sidecar. My first attempt was good but just a touch too sour for my liking. I added in the orange juice to sweeten it slightly and rimmed my glasses with sugar which made it very drinkable.

Brandy SidecarSo, not quite a classic Brandy Sidecar but if like me you prefer something slightly sweeter then this version is worth a try.

Mmm I might just have to try another one to make sure 🙂  It is the holidays after all.

Brandy Sidecar

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Brandy Sidecar


  • 2tblsp sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 25ml Brandy
  • 50ml Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • Ice cubes


  1. Mix the sugar and orange zest together in a shallow saucer.
  2. Wet the rim of your cocktail glass with some lemon juice.
  3. Dip the edge of the cocktail glass in the sugar and zest mixture. Leave to dry.
  4. Add the Brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, orange juice and 4 - 5 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake well for at least a minute.
  6. Strain into your cocktail glass.

Brandy Sidecar

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One thought on “Brandy Sidecar

  1. Lucy @SupergoldenBakes

    I consider it a badge of honour that I have inspired you try different cocktails – this looks just right for me and wouldn’t you know it I happen to have the ingredients : ) Have pinned it like crazy – thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare
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