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Blood Orange Armagnac Sidecar

Blood Orange Armagnac Sidecar

Blood Orange Armagnac Sidecar

  • brandy
  • liqueur
  • cognac
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 10 min
This is a twist on a classic cocktail, the Sidecar. Cognac is replaced with a more rustic Armagnac, and Cointreau is replaced with Solerno blood orange liqueur. The resulting combination is tart and citrusy, yet balanced and rich, set off with a cinnamon-sugar rim.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Clés des Ducs Armagnac Brandy
  • 3/4 ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Cinnamon-sugar, for garnish
  • Freshly picked thyme sprig, for garnish


  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Shaker
  • Martini glass

How to Mix

  1. Rim a chilled coupe or martini glass with cinnamon-sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing tin, combine the Armagnac, blood orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice.
  3. Fill the tin with ice, shake well, and double-strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Smack your sprig of thyme to release its oils and carefully place it into the glass.