Sidecar is a subtly flavoured and very potent cocktail – so serve it in small quantities!

6 II. oz. brandy

3 fl. oz. lemon juice

3 fl. oz. orange-flavoured liqueur

4 ice cubes

Pour the brandy, lemon juice and orange-flavoured liqueur into a cocktail shaker. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Pour the mixture into 4 chilled cocktail glasses and add an ice cube to each glass. Serve immediately.


Sieve is a common word in British cooking. When used as a noun, it means a wire or nylon net used to strain sauces or other liquids, or to puree dry or wet food. (This implement is called a strainer, in North America.)

When sieve is used as a verb it means to strain liquids or to sift or puree food. For further information sec STRAIN and SIFT.