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  1. Prepare vanilla sugar to rim the glass the day before: Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise in half and scrape out the seed. Add the seed to the sugar and make sure the seeds are well-mixed with the sugar. Place the mixture in an airtight container and let rest overnight.
  2. Coat the glass rim with sugar: Place vanilla sugar in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Moisten the edge of a martini glass by rubbing a wedge of the blood orange around the rim. Hold the glass upside down above the sugar and spoon vanilla sugar over the outer rim of the glass.
  3. Add Calvados, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, blood orange juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake for approximately 10 seconds and strain into prepared glass.
  4. If you want to make a batch of drinks ahead of time for a party, you can combine all of the ingredients without ice and keep it refrigerated in a pitcher. Then when one of your guests wants a drink, simply add ice to a cocktail shaker, pour in the sidecar mixture, shake, strain, and serve.

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