|3⁄4||oz||Brandy (Cheap American VSOP)|
|3⁄4||oz||Apple brandy, Lairds 7.5 (or Calvados)|
|3⁄4||oz||Orange Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao)|
Shake with ice, strain into cocktail glass. If desired, garnish with lemon twist or wedge.
I used Paul Masson VSOP, but I imagine E&J, Christian Brothers, etc. will work just as well... Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao is a new product which attempts to re-create a classic 19th Century Curacao. It's spirit-strength (40% ABV), yet it's incredibly smooth and not overly-sweet.
This is my Sidecar variation. There are many others like it, but this one is mine... American Brandy: The frugal one. The one who says, "Hey, let's save money and carpool to work!"... Aged Apple Brandy: The old guy. The one who's been around forever, but that we often forget about... Dry Curacao: The hipster. The one who's joining in because it's the cool, retro thing to do... Lemon Juice: The sourpuss. The one who's always cranky, yet somehow it doesn't work without him/her.
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