This traditional sidecar drink recipe is courtesy of Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, authors of "In the Land of Cocktails."
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 1 lemon wedge
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces domestic brandy
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3-inch-long strip of lemon zest
Place sugar in a shallow dish or saucer. Run the lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and discard. Dip rim in sugar to coat. Fill glass with ice and set aside to chill.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add brandy, Cointreau, and lemon juice; shake vigorously.
Remove ice from glass and discard. Twist lemon peel over glass; strain cocktail into glass. Serve immediately.