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Czech Sidecar

Czech Sidecar sour cocktail with plum brandy (slivovitz), lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves

This Czech Sidecar recipe from Oregon Spirit Distillers is a wonderful sour that takes full advantage of the plummy flavors of a good slivovitz.

The sugar-spice rim isn’t just a garnish; it’s a necessary component that plays up the baked-pie flavors buried under the surface of strong plum brandy. We’ve specified a pinch each of sugar and spices because that’s what ends up on the glass, but in practice you’ll probably need more in order to be able to easily rim the glass.

Ingredients

Instructions

Begin by preparing the glass. Add the sugar and spices to flat dish and mix well. Rub a slice of lemon or lime around the outer lip of a cocktail glass, and roll in the plate of sugar and spices. Shake off any excess.

Meanwhile, shake the remaining ingredients with ice. Strain into the rimmed glass and garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime.

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