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.
10 Comments on “Apple Sidecar Cocktail”
Made this tonight for a nice end of weekend cocktail. Really nice. I’ll definitely try it again.
I’m glad you enjoyed it and have inspired me to make one for myself.
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This really sounds great. We like whiskey just fine 🙂
I must try this. It sounds fantastic.
Love the flavors in this cocktail! I NEED THIS BOOK 🙂
I have to try this sidecar recipe. I had one in NYC a few years ago and never tried it again. Time to try this one.
What a fabulous new drink idea well in time for Christmas. I can just imagine cosy-ing up with a glass or three of this on Christmas Eve!
This drink look so pretty. Fantastic photo that tells the story. Sounds pretty tasty too!
I am LOVING your spin on a classic sidecar!! This libation is not only gorgeous, the flavors sound seriously delicious! LOVE that you added sage to this! Perfect for this time of year! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!