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Vodka Sidecar

Vodka Sidecar
The Vodka Sidecar offers a refreshing and citrusy flavor profile, with the vodka providing a clean base for the bright notes of orange and lemon. The cocktail is typically served straight up, without ice, allowing the flavors to shine through. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy vodka-based cocktails with a hint of citrus zing. For a metaphorical cherry on top, don’t miss the “optional” sugar rim.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • Lemon twist or slice for garnish
  • Superfine sugar rim, optional


  1. Cut a notch in a lemon wedge, then run the lemon around the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of superfine sugar.
  2. Place the vodka, Cointreau, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or slice.
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