Whip up a drink made especially for sipping using our wild berry sidecar cocktail recipe. The drink first appeared in the early 1900s and is rumored to have been created for a gent whose preferred mode of transportation was a motorcycle sidecar.

All on its own, this drink is a little stiff—that’s why we whipped up a homemade wild berry simple syrup and sugared the rim—it really takes the edge off! Select whichever brandy you like to make this drink. The Cointreau will bring a citrus element to the cocktail along with the fresh-squeezed lemon juice.

Traditionally, sidecars are served in martini glasses, but we prefer our wild berry sidecar cocktail in a tumbler glass packed with ice and a lemon twist!

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A glass of a wild berry sidecar cocktail made from blackberries, triple sec, and brandy.

Wild Berry Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

This wild berry sidecar cocktail recipe is a classic drink made new using homemade berry simple syrup!


Yield: 2 servings
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wild berry simple syrup

  • 1 cup blackberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar



  • Combine 1 cup frozen blackberries, water and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat when sugar has dissolved completely then set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, strain through a sieve, discarding the pulp and seeds. This should yield about 1½ cups of blackberry simple syrup.
  • Pour into cocktail shaker with brandy and Cointreau, shake with cracked ice. Strain into chilled glass packed with ice then drop in lemon twist.


Make a wild berry ‘Chelsea’ sidecar by swapping the brandy for your favorite gin!
Calories: 291kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 0.1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 22g
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