A Sidecar Ride Through Wine Country

Cognac variation on a sidecar.  Recipe from the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac

  • 1 ¾ oz X.O Cognac
  • 3 bar spoons orange pekoe tea
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz Sauternes
  • ¾ oz honey syrup
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash egg white

Infuse the tea into the X.O cognac for 3 to 5 minutes. In a cocktail shaker, pour the infused cognac (with tea). Add lemon juice, Sauternes, honey syrup, bitters and egg white. Add ice and shake well. Fine strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a little loose tea on the foam.

Published on July 7, 2010