3⁄4 oz Brandy (Cheap American VSOP)
3⁄4 oz Apple brandy, Lairds 7.5 (or Calvados)
3⁄4 oz Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice

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...


This is my Sidecar variation. There are many others like it, but this one is mine...

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Posted by Bevx on 10/16/2012
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Christopher Bevins
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  • A bit tart; add 0.25 oz simple syrup.
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I missed on first reading that this calls for Laird's 7.5 year - I used regular Laird's bonded and it was very, very dry.