Bourbon Apple Sidecar – your new favorite fall cocktail! Bourbon, apple juice, orange liqueur, and a splash of fresh lemon juice.
Today we’re going to talk cocktails.
Because Thanksgiving is officially one month away. And for whatever reason, planning Thanksgiving really stresses me out. Even though it’s just going to be the kids, the husband, the dogs, and me.
Yep, the husband’s scheduled to be home in time for Thanksgiving.
Which is another layer of stress. That sounds crazy, huh? You’d think after 9 months, excitement would be the main emotion. Nope. Stress.
Is the house clean enough? Did I lose those 10 pounds yet? The dang dog needs a haircut but I have to time it just right so she’s grown out of the awkward haircut stage when he gets home. (Like he cares.) The kids needs haircuts, too. We all need a special “homecoming” outfit. Have I found a hiding spot for all that Pyrex I bought? I never did find a photographer for the ceremony. I take that back. I never even looked for a photographer!
Anyway, with Thanksgiving ONE MONTH AWAY, it’s really time for me to think about this whole menu thing. Most important thing is officially checked off the list: cocktail!
I bought my first ever (tiny) bottle of Bourbon to make this Bourbon-Apple Sidecar. Even the lovely lady that owns the liquor store was all, “Hmm, this is different for you!” because she’s used to me only buying cheap white wine and Straw-ber-ritas.
It turns out that Bourbon is quite tasty! Especially with a little apple juice!
Ingredients for Bourbon Apple Sidecar
- Frozen apple juice concentrate
- Orange liqueur
- Fresh lemon juice
- Thin apple slices
Instructions for Bourbon Apple Sidecar
- Combine bourbon, apple juice concentrate, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice in a shaker
- Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold
- Strain into 4 chilled martini glasses
- Garnish with apple slices
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- 1 cup bourbon
- ½ cup frozen apple juice concentrate
- ¼ cup orange liquer, such as Grand Marnier
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Thin apple slices
- In cocktail shaker, combine first 4 ingredients. Fill with ice; shake vigorously until cold. Strain into 4 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with apple slices.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g