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Jason Kosmas of Cocktail Conceptions – New York, NY
Adapted by StarChefs

This cocktail is a variation of the traditional Brandy Sidecar. Calvados is an aged brandy made from a variety of apples grown in the Normandy region of France. An inexpensive Calvados that is brown in color will add a rich flavor to this sweet-sour cocktail.

Yield: 1 Serving


  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Superfine sugar, as needed
  • 1 ½ ounces Calvados
  • ¾ ounce Beretzen Apple Liquor
  • ¾ ounce Cointreau
  • ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 orange twist


Use a lemon wedge to wet the rim of a Martini glass and twirl it in superfine sugar. Shake off all excess and set aside. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass sugar rim. Garnish with orange twist.