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Sparkling Sidecar


Serves One.

  • To learn more, read:
    Warm as a Toast
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 102

This festive take on a Sidecar cocktail (which typically contains Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice), features Spanish cava in place of the traditional citrus juice.

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  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) chilled orange liqueur, such as Combier or Cointreau
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) Cognac
  • 4 fl. oz. (1/2 cup) chilled cava, such as Segura Viudas Brut Reserva; or as needed
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Combine the orange liqueur and Cognac in a coupe or Champagne flute. Top with the cava, squeeze a lemon twist over the glass, drop it in, and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 220, Fat (kcal): 0, Fat Calories (g): 0, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 0, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0, Carbohydrates (mg): 15, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0, Sodium (g): 0, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 0,

Photo: Scott Phillips

Served this New Years! just a bit sweeter than I expected it would be - everyone enjoyed.

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