This recipe was created by Fred Faecks in 1914 and is very similar to a perfect martini. The orange bitters and grenadine syrup give the cocktail sweetness and depth.
Not out of this world, the Sputnik is a tasty cocktail nevertheless, gaining an interesting aromatic flavour from the Fernet Branca.
Traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice, the Sidecar cocktail is a boozy drink that is slightly on the sour side. A sugared glass rim or the addition of some sugar syrup seems to be increasingly popular today; probably because of our sweet tooth.