The cocktail for the month of December is the Sidecar. Eric Felten, writing in the Wall Street Journal (A Drink’s French Connection), states: “The Sidecar — cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice — was born in Paris; and though the drink entered the American repertoire, it has never lost its Continental panache.” Here’s the recipe for this classic cocktail:
- 2 oz cognac
- ½ oz Cointreau
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass, the rim of which has been dusted with superfine sugar.