Calvados Sidecar

Calvados Sidecar Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac

Type: Modern Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Sour, Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Calvados Sidecar Cocktail

Get introduced to French apple brandy with this simple variation on a classic.

Ingredients in the Calvados Sidecar Cocktail

  • Freshly ground cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • 1 Lime or lemon wedge
  • 1 oz Boulard Hors d’Âge Calvados
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice

Garnish: Orange twist

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Calvados Sidecar Cocktail

Combine equal amounts of cinnamon and sugar on a small saucer. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with the lime or lemon wedge and dip carefully into the sugar mixture so that only the very top of the rim is coated evenly. Place the glass into the freezer to let the sugar rim harden. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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