The Sidecar


  • 45ml XO by St Agnes
  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice


Possibly the finest cocktail to come out of Prohibition. The luminous, golden-straw color, the perfectly controlled sweetness. The high notes of the citrus against the bass of the brandy. Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass that has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar. Garnish with a lemon twist.