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Siri's Bourbon Sidecar Cocktail

Prep Time:
5 mins

Chef notes

This is a very classic cocktail: It's fresh, classy and the bourbon offers a spicy warmth that is perfect for the holiday season.

Technique tip: To cut citrus garnish, hold the fruit firmly in your hand and, using a paring knife, roll the fruit in an even motion while gently slicing the peel with the knife until desired garnish length is reached.

Swap option: Instead of bourbon, you can use cognac or brandy. Try rimming the glass with sugar for a sweet twist.

Special equipment: A cocktail shaker is useful but not necessary.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • orange twist, for garnish


Place liquid ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold.

Strain into a festive cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.