This Apple Sidecar is a warming, earthy, sweet and a perfect drink for the autumn and winter season. A seasonal and delicious twist on a cocktail classic with delicious flavors of orange, apple, sage and nutmeg.
Based on the original Sidecar, whiskey was my chosen alcohol for this cocktail. Really good apple cider is a must when making this drink because using good quality ingredients is just as important in mixology as cooking food.
To make the drink even more seasonal, I added leaves of fresh sage to the shaker for an earthy essence. The original sidecar is made with fresh lemon juice but I used orange liqueur as a complement to all the other flavors going on and the drink is finished with a touch of freshly grated nutmeg.
Served in retro 1920’s elegant coupé glasses, this drink is elegant enough to serve when entertaining family, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or just a night in by the fire.
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- 5 ounces whiskey
- 3 ounces fresh orange liqueur
- 4 ounces good apple cider
- 2 large sage leaves, plus 2 small for garnish
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- To a shaker filled with ice add the whiskey, orange liqueur, apple cider and sage leaves. Shake for 10 seconds.
- Strain into chilled glasses, grate a little nutmeg and float a sage leaf for garnish.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 222 Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 10g