Mexican Sidecar

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The Sidecar is rumored to have been invented at Harry’s American Bar in Paris some time in the early teens, and must have taken a popular turn very quickly, as it was a well-established drink by the time Prohibition arrived in the United States.

Arguably the greatest cocktail of all time and the basis for many classics such as the Margarita and newer classics such as the Lemon Drop, it has traditionally been made with two parts brandy to one part each lemon juice and Cointreau. We have updated the recipe slightly to appeal more to modern palates.


Mexican Sidecar Print Me

  • 1.5 oz El Presidente brandy
  • 1.5 oz Citronge orange liqueur
  • 1.5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  1. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with sugared rim. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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2 Replies to “Mexican Sidecar”

  • JP says:

    Just came across this. I’m gonna try it, but looks like it’s gonna end up being too sweet. If so i’ll try it w/a little more brandy & either less syrup or Orange liqueur hhmmm, we’ll see. Thanks!

  • Hmmm says:

    I love this drink. I use a little more brandy than the other ingredients. In fact, I omit the simply syrup entirely. The Patron Citronge seems to have a pretty sweet finish anyway.

    I wish more people knew the joys of Presidente!

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