Drink of the week: Cointreau-A-Go-Go

Yes, the weekend is nearly over, but after the Steelers playoff win I wanted new beverage with which to celebrate. Here’s a close cousin of the Side Car, with slightly different proportions to the ingredients and a dash of Angostura bitters. (The variation listed is particularly Side Car-like.)

It’s nicely sweet, a little tangy, and with a kick that will make you feel like dancing. Cha cha cha!


1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Cognac
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
dash Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake vigorously to blend.

Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin lemon slice on the side of the glass.

Variation: Replace the lemon juice with lime juice and prepare the glass with a sugar rim.

Recipe from Atomic Cocktails.