Recently, I’ve realized that I love the Sidecar cocktail. It’s not too sweet and not too bitter. It’s just right. So when I received a bottle of Argonaut Speculator Brandy, I knew I must make it.
Argonaut Speculator Brandy‘s distillation technique resembles that of whiskey, distilled with both alembic and coffey stills, and aged in ex-bourbon barrels. They distill on Prulho alembic pot stills housed at our McCall Distillery in Sanger (one of the oldest distilleries in California), as well as our Vendome column Coffey still. They craft their final blends from over 100 aged brandy stocks, ranging from two years to over two decades for the perfect balance of flavor and mouthfeel.
1.5 oz Argonaut Speculator Brandy
0.75 oz Cointeau or Triple Sec
0.75 oz Lemon juice
Rim the glass with fine sugar. Then combine all the ingredients in a shake with ice. Strain into a coupe.