Ethel M Chocolates Chocolate Cherry Sidecar Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Sidecar

Featuring Ethel M Chocolates' Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordials

Makes one 3.5-ounce drink

No one can say for certain where the original Sidecar was invented, but here’s something we do know: pairing this tangy cocktail with our Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordials adds a balanced sweetness that makes it even easier to enjoy.


2 Ethel M Chocolates' Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial pieces

1 Maraschino cherry, for garnish

For the Classic:

For the Virgin:

1 ½ ounces VSOP brandy

2 ounces orange juice

1 ounce orange liqueur

1 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce lemon juice

½ ounce pure cranberry juice


¼ teaspoon almond extract



Muddle the chocolates in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until only small pieces of chocolate remain. Add the Classic or Virgin ingredients and top with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Looking to incorporate more wine and chocolate into your night? Check out our wine & chocolate pairing guide for delicious tips on how to get started!

The chocolates in this recipe can be found here under Custom Collections. Select your box and select your chocolate pieces. 
Watch this short video on how to Design-Your-Own Custom Collection.