Cocktail of the Month: Champs-Elysées

Based on Cognac, this is a refined spin on the classic Sidecar cocktail.

Kathryn Weatherup’s elegant Sidecar variation is taken from the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book.

1½ ounces Cognac, such as A de Fussigny
½ ounce Green Chartreuse
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
A few dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon slice or peel for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, add all of the ingredients and ice. “Look for a piece slightly larger than a golf ball,” Weatherup says. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice or twist of lemon.

For more information on Kathryn Weatherup, click here.

ARMAGNAC, COGNAC AND LIQUEURS

Published on August 5, 2011
Topics: Cocktails, Cognac, Recipes
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net




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