Frank Meier of Paris’s Ritz Bar is often credited with inventing the Sidecar; if he had, he would’ve taken credit for it in his book. Instead, he claimed the Sidecar’s sibling, the Olympic—a very nice drink, but no Sidecar. Still, it’s well worth making if you know where to get the oranges cheap.

2 ounces VSOP cognac
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce orange juice

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (Optional: tip a couple drops of Peychaud’s bitters on top.)