The Sidecar is a velvety smooth, cognac-fueled elixir that features both sweet and sour notes. Every time I have one, I wonder why I don’t drink it more often. In fact, it may be my “desert island cocktail” – the drink I’d choose if I could have only one. As is the case with many cocktails, the origins of the Sidecar are somewhat mysterious. Legend says the drink was invented in Paris during the 1920s. Some claim it was formulated in a small bistro. Others say Harry’s New York Bar. Still others say it originated at the bar of the Ritz Hotel. Reportedly, the inventor of the cocktail was an American Army officer — and the drink was named after the motorcycle sidecar he rode in during quaffing expeditions. But once you taste this fabulous drink, you won’t care where or how it originated.