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Sparkling Sidecar

Scott Phillips

Servings: One.

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.

Browse our Drinks page for more festive cocktail recipes.


  • 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

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 220
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 0
  • Carbohydrates (g): 15
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 0


  • 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.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

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    BillieJEckley | 02/26/2019

    Best drink for cocktail parties.

  • dewatobay | 01/13/2011

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

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