Apple Cide-car

As promised yesterday, today we’re bringing you an apple cider cocktail. But it’s not just any cider cocktail, it’s cide-car. Get it? Sidecar…cide-car! It might be our favorite, punniest take on a classic cocktail, yet! What’s even better? It’s incredibly simple to shake up, and only has four ingredients, plus the apple slice for the garnish. Be sure you have a jigger for this recipe since everything is proportional. Let’s drink!

Apple Cide-car

Ingredients:

– apple cider

– brandy

– Cointreau

– lemon juice

– apple

– ice

Tools:

– cocktail shaker

– jigger

Apple Cide-car Cocktail

Let’s start with the two main ingredients—apple cider and brandy. Fill your cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice. Then fill the larger side of your jigger with apple cider, and pour it into the cocktail shaker.

Apple Cide-car

Next, do the same thing with the brandy. Once you’ve poured it in, dry out the large side of the jigger. You’re done with it (until the next round).

Apple Cide-car

Fill the small side of your jigger with Cointreau, and add it to the shaker. If you don’t have Cointreau, you can also use triple sec.

Apple Cide-car

Squeeze enough lemon juice to fill the small side of the jigger, and—you guessed it—add it to the cocktail shaker.

Apple Cide-car

Now let’s get shaking! Cap the shaker and shake it vigorously until it’s too cold to hold. Then shake it a little more. Take solace in the fact that you’ll have a cocktail in that cold hand in another 30 seconds.

Apple Cide-car

Thinly slice an apple. We went for one of the middle slices so we got that pretty star shape from the seeds.

Apple Cide-car

Pour the cocktail into your glass.

Apple Cide-car

Add your apple slice.

Apple Cide-car

And enjoy!

What’s your favorite classic cocktail upgrade? Or what cocktail should we try next? Tell us in the comments!