The Sidecar cocktail goes down smoothly; a wonderful combination of sweet and tangy. This simple and straightofward cocktail is ideal for a cocktail party, as it is simple to make and can be made in larger batches. Ingredients:

1 oz Brandy or Cognac
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lemon juice
rind of lemon for garnish


Rim a glass with sugar. Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain and garnish with the rind of a lemon.