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!
Watch our video on how to make simple syrup!
Wild Berry Sidecar Cocktail Recipe
- wild berry simple syrup
- 1 cup blackberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 3 Tbsp Cointreau liqueur, or triple sec
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp blackberry simple syrup
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- twist lemon, if desired
- 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!