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
More Bourbon Cocktails
Make sure you subscribe to my email list to get all my new recipes delivered right to your inbox!
You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest for even more!
from Rachael Ray
- 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.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
This looks like my kind of cocktail and perfect for fall! Glad that your whole family will be together for Thanksgiving – and the stress, I totally get it. Everything will be okay. (I love those 4 words.)
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
What a lovely looking Fall drink! And a great use of bourbon if you ask me! :P Pinned!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I don’t drink much bourbon but had the most fabulous cocktail with bourbon over the weekend . . and proceeded to drink 3. So good!!! Pinning this one, yo.
Oh girl, we went on a bourbon tour in Kentucky, my husband is a huge bourbon fan and after this little tour, I am too! It was so cool and a Sidecar is actually one of his favorite…. not over Coke or water, but if he’s feeling festive. Thanksgiving dinner is here this year and I’m SO looking forward to it! (not) I’ll be needing these, just saying!
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds says
I’m so glad your husband will be home for thanksgiving!! You know he only cares about being with you guys and not about the little things you’re stressing about. BUT, holidays stress me out too so, yay for the bourbon!! Looks really good! Also, if you think of a good hiding place for your Pyrex let me know…I may have a bit of a shopping problem myself ;)
Nutmeg Nanny says
These cocktails look perfect and totally Thanksgiving appropriate. I’m sure you are excited for the hubs to come home. I know you and the kids are probably pumped!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Thankfully Thanksgiving is at my in-law’s this year so I won’t have much cooking to do but man, does a drink sound super good at 9am on a Monday! Already need one and this one sounds like it’d hit the spot ;)
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
All Mondays should start like this! Love the sound of this cocktail! Pinned!
Bubble Girl says
I just love fall cocktails! This sounds so delightful!
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
Yay! So glad all of you will be together for Thanksgiving.
And talk about stress, I think that is the partial meaning of Thanksgiving. We usually go to my mom’s place, which is 3 hours away. We always come back the same day because we have stuff to do at home on Friday (and this year we have to work on Friday). So I’m always stressing over having enough time to spend with my mom, my brother and his family! I’ll need to drink one of these cocktails so I can mellow out!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Ugh Thanksgiving… I was just talking to a mutual friend yesterday about how I’d love to just skip it lol. Love it but this whole being ahead business sucks sometimes. Pass me a drink? ;)