Sidecar in a Martini Glass garnished with lemon wedge

2 oz Cognac

3/4 oz Lemon juice

3/4 oz Triple sec (or Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass and serve straight up (without ice).

Many places serve a variant where the cocktail glass has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar. (Similar to a Lemon Drop.)  Let your bartender know whether you want the classic or variant.


Vieux Carre

3/4 ounce rye whiskey
3/4 ounce brandy
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
splash Benedictine
dash Peychaud bitters
dash Angostura bitters

Build, over ice, in a rocks glass.

Straits Sling

2 ounces gin
1 ounce cherry brandy
1 ounce benedictine
1 ounce lemon juice
2 dashes of orange bitters
2 dashes of Angostura bitters.

Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled tumbler or collins glass. Fill with soda water

Singapore Sling

1 1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Benedictine
4 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice, dash bitters

Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled collins glass. Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.


1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce brandy
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitters

Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.