Paul Amy

since April 2009


Sidecar Cocktail 3 Apr 2009
12:24 pm


This is a great cocktail! However, I’m curious how it would affect the balance to use a different brand of triple sec, say Grand Marnier or CuraƧao.

As a side note, I ordered a Sidecar while out to dinner, and the bartender had obviously used a sour mix instead. I’m fairly new to the business of cocktails and whatnot, being only 22, so I have to ask, what’s the etiquette of requesting a specific mix of ingredients? Is it ever considered rude to ask for the cocktail to be made a specific way—not just which brand of a spirit to use, but the proportions as well?