This fruit-forward take on the classic Sidecar uses pear brandy, orange liqueur, and rhubarb shrub. I used Williams Pear Brandy from Clear Creek Distillery. It's a bit of a splurge, but completely worth it.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
- 3 ounces pear brandy, such as Clear Creek
- 1 1/2 ounces Rhurbarb Shrub
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur
- 1 ounce simple syrup
Moisten the rims of 2 cocktail glasses and rim with sugar if desired. Add pear brandy, rhubarb shrub, orange liqueur, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared glasses and serve immediately.