David and I got into cognac while traveling through France last month, and started incorporating more of the spirit into our cocktails as home. As the temperatures drop we’re enjoying evenings cozied up by the fire with a fabulous cocktail and my current favorite is a 1920s classic – a sidecar made with HINE cognacs. With more than 250 years of spirited excellence in cognac, the iconic House of HINE is internationally acclaimed for its portfolio of the world’s finest bespoke cognacs. Delicious served neat or in a cocktail, I love whipping up a couple of sidecars with a fresh and citrus-y twist. They take just moments to create and are always a crowd-pleaser.
- 1 1/2 oz. H by HINE VSOP Cognac
- 3/4 oz. orange liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- an orange twist
- sugar for garnish
- Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into the prepared coupe glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist. Cheers!
This post is in partnership with HINE Cognac.