From Cognac to Pisco. Brandy was the liquor of choice in the 15th and 16th century. It's been pretty popular ever since and helped kickstart the
cross-Atlantic triangle trade.
The most sensible thing to do to people you hate is to drink their Brandy.
Pisco, lime, lemon, simple syrup,
egg white, bitters
2 oz Pisco
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz egg white (usually one egg)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Without ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again for about 8 seconds.
Double strain into a coupe and garnish with drops of Angostura bitters.
Cognac, Cointreau, lemon,
cane sugar syrup
2 oz Cognac
(recommend Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac)
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz cane sugar syrup
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 8-10 seconds and strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.
This version is the one on the left. A tradional Sidecar does not have sugar in it but places it around the rim like the glass on the right. However, I find most people find it too abrasive and I also enjoy the version on the left more as well. On the left each sip is the exact same, whereas the right is not.
Brandy, Creme de Cocoa, Cream
1 1/2 oz Brandy
(recommend Pierre Ferrand Cognac)
1 oz Creme de Cocoa
1 oz Heavy Cream
Shake all ingredients with ice. Double strain into a martini glass or coupe.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.