Apple Sidecar Cocktail
This Apple Sidecar Cocktail is a warming, earthy, sweet and a perfect drink for the autumn and winter season. This is a seasonal and delicious twist on a cocktail classic with delicious flavors of orange, apple, sage and nutmeg.
Based on the original Sidecar, I’ve added really good apple cider, which is a must when making this drink because using good quality ingredients is just as important in mixology as cooking food.
To make this Apple Sidecar Cocktail 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.
Winter doesn’t have to be all about hot chocolate and cocoa. If you’re like me, you love a good hot toddy in the cold weather. Pimm’s (a British liqueur) is mixed with warm orange, caramel and cinnamon to make a Pimm’s Winter Cup. The cold weather version of the summer Pimm’s Cup.