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Cocktail of the Week: The Sidecar

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Did you know that The Sidecar cocktail is actually named after the motorcycle attachment? And here we thought it just sounded cool. Sweet, tangy, and easy to like, the classic cocktail has quickly become a new Queen Bee and Sidekick Cyndi favorite.


  • 2 oz. Cognac
  • 1.5 oz Cointreau
  • Lemon
  • Sugar
  • Orange Wedge


  1. Rim serving glass with lemon and dip into plate of sugar to create sugar rim
  2. Add 2 oz Cognac to glass filled with ice
  3. Add 1.5 oz Cointreau, juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
  4. Stir
  5. Pour into serving glass
  6. Garnish with orange wedge
  7. Enjoy!