Saturday 1 November 2014

Spiced Apple Sidecar

It is always a mystery to certain members of my family what cocktail I might order when we are out to dinner. Most of my family have their drink and that's it, year round.....Borrrrring! To me there are certain flavors that are really only appropriate at certain times of the year. For example, a passion fruit and coconut swizzle is just not done in November. A wonderful drink, for sure, however, not when it's cold out. On the flip side, eyebrows would be raised if you were to offer a maple and cinnamon Old-Fashioned in July. To me it's just not right. So, now that the evening is bringing us a little chill in the air and daylight's a fleeting thing, lets make a Fall drink that will warm us up. Thanksgiving is around the corner quickly followed by Christmas, this is  when those rich, warming spice flavors come in favor. 

1 1/2 oz Calvados
1 1/2 oz Apple Cider
1/2 oz Lemon juice
3/4 oz Triple sec

Combine in shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass & enjoy.

This delicious drink can be served up as well, with cinnamon sugar on the rim of the glass.
This was taken at our Hallween party. We had so much fun! We had 40 guests for a costume party sit down dinner. I served JJ's Lasagna, Eggplant lasagna (vegetarian option) Caesar salad and garlic french bread. A large dessert buffet and candy bar for dessert.


  1. I am making this tonight! I have some guest coming and it will be perfect. Thanks! Sue

  2. Excellent Fall drink, thanks for sharing~ Jim


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