Friday, January 11, 2013

Apple Sidecar Cocktail

Happy Weekend
I thought a winter cocktail would be a great idea for today.
Apple Sidecar
This variation of a Sidecar cocktail uses Calvados which is apple brandy.  A traditional Sidecar calls for brandy, cognac, armagnac or bourbon.  The other Sidecar ingredients remain the same, Cointreau (or Triple Sec) and lemon juice.  A sugared rim is a nice contrast to the sour lemon in the drink.  

1 1/2 oz Calvados
1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass or coupe.

The Sidecar was created in Paris during World War I.  Calvados is distilled from fermented apple cider.  It is a drink from Normandy, France and pairs well with pork and mussels.  
I think an Apple Sidecar would be a lovely drink with comte cheese and walnuts.  If the setting is in front of a fireplace on a chilly evening...all the better.  

Have a lovely weekend.

1 comment:

  1. i love sidecars! and would love to try this. i also LOVE coupe glasses. they're my favorite glass, if that doesn't sound crazy enough! I prefer them to champagne flutes.


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