This Apple Sidecar Cocktail 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 that is made with cognac, bourbon 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 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.
- 5 ounces bourbon or 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 bourbon or 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