Sparkling Sidecar

4 drinks

My husband and I recently threw a Prohibition-themed party where we made vintage cocktails. The Sidecar was my absolute favorite!  We decided to turn the tasty cocktail into a light drink. Here is what we came up with.


  • 1 cup cognac
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup champagne, chilled
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish


Pour cognac, triple sec, and lemon juice in a martini shaker filled with ice.  Shake for 30 seconds.

Pour champagne into the pitcher.  Then add the cognac mixture.  Stir until just combined.  Garnish glasses with maraschino cherries.

Recipe by Lauren Marie ( Photo by Angela and Anna Sackett.