My pineapple was super sweet, so I needed to add some lemon juice back in to the recipe, but I recommend you hold back the lemon juice until you've tasted the drink without it then add a squeeze if you need it.
I called this cocktail the Flat Tire because I thought that's what your sidecar would have after you hit a spiky pineapple with it.
Flat Tire Cocktail
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle 4-5 cubes of pineapple until it looks very juicy. Add ice to the mixing glass and add:
- 1 ounce brandy
- 1 ounce Cointreau
Shake well. Taste for acid, if things seem to sweet, add a squeeze of lemon juice. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.