Cheers! We’ve made it to Wednesday How about a little cocktail to celebrate?
Lots of people love sidecars for the boozy, slightly sweet punch they pack. I love apple cider. Thankfully, this drink combines the two into a perfectly balanced beverage. Sweet apple cider, tangy lemon juice, and the warmth of brandy–what’s not to love?
I think this would actually be a perfect cocktail to welcome guests over for a fall party or even Thanksgiving dinner. To me, it’s a great “one drink” beverage just right for sipping and socializing. These apple cidercars are also great from a hostess perspective because you can make up the entire pitcher and store, tightly covered, for a few hours. This means the entire pitcher can be made the morning of your gathering and put out just as guests arrive.
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adapted from Williams-Sonoma
12 fl. oz. fresh-pressed apple cider
5 fl. oz. brandy
5 fl. oz. Cointreau or triple sec
2 fl. oz. fresh lemon juice
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with
ice and shake well. Pour into sugar-rimmed cocktail glasses. (I’d actually like to try this with a mixture of vanilla sugar and a touch of cinnamon.) Serves 4.
Posts like these make me so happy I can drink again.
This sounds so yummy and a perfect "one drink" fall cocktail! I love when a drink warms your tummy like brandy does….yum…I actually have some cider in my fridge…I wonder how this would taste warmed?
I've always been a fan of an appletini…which probably has no semblance of apple in it, but who cares?Thanks for a great giveaway!tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com
My husband has been on a huge side car kick, I'll have to tell him about these! Plus I love that you can make a big batch at once!
YUM! I'm not typically a fan of brandy, but I had a cocktail with it this past weekend and it was amazing, so I'd love to give this a go as well!
Great giveaway, and this drink is perfect for the weekend!
Looks like a delicious cocktail.
I've never tried a Side Car, they sound very fall-ish and delicious!
Love your pretty gold-rimmed glass!
This drink looks delicious! I love apple cider and I've been searching for the perfect cocktail that utilizes cider and this is perfect. Thanks for firstname.lastname@example.org
Yum! Apples and alcohol. Perfect combo!lifeandkitchen at gmail.com
I'm always game for trying a new cocktail!