This variation on the classic sidecar is found in numerous cocktail guides from the 1930s and 1940s. It highlights the wonderfully French pairing of cognac and Chartreuse.
- 1 1/2 ounces cognac
- 3/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Dash orange bitters
- Twist of orange peel, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass halfway full with ice. Add the cognac, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice and bitters. Stir vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with the twist of orange peel.
From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Tested by Michael Taylor.
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