I know I know, the correct term is “Sidecar” not “Cidecar” but I created this cocktail with Apple Cider… hence the name “Apple Cidecar”

On a recent visit to my neighborhood liquor store, I was intrigued by the variety of  “featured” liquor they had on display at the front counter. I’ve been meaning to replenish my bar area at home, so I challenged myself to visit every week and purchase whatever liquor was “featured”  at the front register. No matter what it is, I’m going to buy it and create a specialty drink recipe for Arli’s Appetite.   This week one of the “featured”  items was Paul Masson “Grande Amber” Brandy.    I love a classic Sidecar, but I decided to make this one with an apple twist.


What you need:

3 oz Apple Cider

1  1/2 oz Brandy

1/2 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau

1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice or sweet & sour mix

Pour all ingredients into a standard shaker

Add Ice

Shake 5-10 times

Pour into glass (Martini Glass, Highball Glass)

Garnish with two thin slices of apple

*Serves 3 but can be consumed by 1 – drink now or save  for later