Sidecar is normally made with Brandy. If you wonder what the real deal tastes like, use brandy instead of vodka. The origin of the Sidecar is uncertain, but it is thought to have been invented around 1920 in either London or Paris. My back yard was good enough to create and taste this legendary cocktail.
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier.
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Mix the vodka, orange liqueur and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well.
Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass.