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Kathy Casey lightens the sidecar by replacing most of the traditional Cognac with vodka and adding muddled fresh blackberries. For an extra hint of citrusy complexity, she sometimes includes a drop of orange blossom water, too. Reinvented Classic Cocktail Recipes

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Cognac

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

  • 5 blackberries

  • 1 orange twist, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Cognac, lemon juice, Simple Syrup and blackberries and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the orange twist.

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