Spiced Apple Sidecar

Holiday season is in full effect! If you’re looking for a cocktail to have this holiday season try my Spiced Apple Sidecar.

It’s such a fun holiday cocktail. Made with spiced apple cider, Cognac, maple or cinnamon syrup, fresh citrus, and garnished with fresh fruit.

It’s sweet, tart and full of holiday flavor. A fun seasonal cocktail. If you don’t like cognac feel free to swap with rum, bourbon or whiskey. And if you don’t drink, make it into a mocktail using Ritual Zero Proof Rum.

Let’s Make It!

Lately I’ve been creating more recipes with different types of alcohol. Rum and Tequila are my go-to. So this cognac cocktail is out my norm but it was SO yummy. Definitely gives all the fall/winter feels.

Spiced Apple Sidecar

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks


  • cocktail shaker


  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Apple Cider
  • 3/4 oz Orange liqueur
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or cinnamon syrup optional
  • ice

for garnish

  • lemon peel
  • pomegranate arils or cranberries


  • Add cognac, apple cider, orange liqueur, lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into glass and garnish with lemon peel, pomegranate arils or cranberries.
Keyword Apple Cider, Cognac, Holiday Cocktail

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