How many calories are usually in a Sidecar cocktail?
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Counting calories on the side

If you’re wondering how many calories are in a Sidecar cocktail, you’re likely not alone. Learning about calories is healthy and keeping track of what you consume can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. But it is possible to enjoy your favourite cocktail without feeling guilty…

How many calories are in a Sidecar cocktail?

Let’s look at the ingredients first: A Sidecar cocktail is traditionally made from cognac, which is a variety of brandy named after the commune of Cognac, France that is produced from distilled white wine, orange liqueur, lemon juice and refined sugar to decorate the rim of the glass. Combined, these ingredients will amount to roughly 200 calories per serving of Sidecar:

  • 70 calories of Brandy (30ml)
  • 95 calories of Orange Liqueur (30ml)
  • 6 calories of Fresh Lemon Juice, (0.50 lemon yields)
  • 8 calories of Granulated Sugar (½ tsp)

On average, the recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2000 and 2500 for men (although this may vary from person to person).

*Please note that calories from alcohol as in estimate, and may include artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols.

Tip: 1st Principles Distillieries boast a selection of single barrel brandies for the enjoyment of the true Brandy connoisseur.