The Slanted Door • San Francisco
"I was having a hard time turning people on to the traditional sidecar made with brandy," says bar manager Thad Vogler. "So I switched to dark rum, which is soft and sweet and much more of a crowd-pleaser."
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1 lemon wedge (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sugar, plus more for rimming the glass (optional)
If desired, moisten the outer rim of a martini glass with the lemon wedge and coat lightly with sugar. In a cocktail shaker, stir the 1/2 teaspoon of sugar with the lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice, add the rum and triple sec and shake well. Strain into the martini glass and, if desired, garnish with the lemon twist.
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