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Two apple brandy sidecars on a vintage tray.

Apple Brandy Sidecar

Turn a classic sidecar into a fun fall sidecar with apple brandy and apple cider! A dash of optional Holiday Pie Bitters completes the whole holiday feel!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 177kcal


  • Boston Cocktail Shaker
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Coupe Glass


  • 1 1/2 ounces Apple Brandy
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/8 teaspoon Holiday Pie Bitters optional, or other bitters
  • apple slice optional, for garnish


  • Fill a coupe glass with ice to chill.
  • In a shaker combine apple brandy, orange liqueur, lemon juice, apple cider and a dash of of bitters (if using.)
  • Fill shaker 3/4 with ice, add a lid and shake for 20-30 seconds.
  • Dump ice from cocktail glass and pour in strained cocktail. Garnish with an apple slice.



Bitters - I used Holiday Pie Bitters because I had it on hand.  You could use orange bitters or another bitters that sounds interesting or you can skip it all together. 


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 6mg