Cadillac Sidecar cocktail with sugar rim
A Cadillac Sidecar Is The Classic Cocktail Perfect For Citrus Lovers
The Cadillac Sidecar cocktail, aka the Sidecar, is a dry, spirit-forward drink made from Cognac, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice served in a sugar-rimmed coupe glass.
You get notes of sweet and sour citrus thanks to the lemon and orange. This fruity profile is balanced by the bold Cognac, which brings a touch of sweetness.
Making a Cadillac Sidecar takes 2 parts Cognac, 1 part orange liqueur, and 1 part fresh lemon juice. This ratio of 2:1:1 balances the base liquor, sweetness, and sourness.
The Sidecar's 2:1:1 calls for 2 parts base spirit, 1 part sour, and 1 part sweet. If you use 10 ounces of whisky, you'd use 5 ounces of simple syrup and 5 ounces of lemon juice.