Yup, I’m in the kitchen,…having a drink ! Most times, when I have people over for any gathering, I’ll look around for an interesting drink or cocktail to serve. A few years back I pulled one from the Williams-Sonoma annals. The ‘Apple Cidercar’ was posted due to using their Apple Cider Concentrate, which they still sell and is wonderful! This is an incredible concoction –
This year Thanksgiving is going to be a smaller affair, with most extended family with other engagements. So, I wasn’t planning on any signature drinks. Never the less, I’m cooking a large feast to make plenty of leftovers for the attendees. This means I’ve been busy,…and not blogging! Oops!
This tired blogger needs a drink – and one I can blog. Oh, yeah – I give to you…
The Apple Cidercar.
Move that cooking aside and get this checked off your ‘to-do’ list, because this should be made in advance. Tomorrow shake a bit over some ice and served to arriving guests.
1 -1/4 Cup (10oz) Apple Cider (or 5oz Apple Cider Concentrate + 5oz Water)
2/3 Cup (5oz) Cointreau
1/3 Cup (3oz) Brandy
1/4 Cup (2oz) Fresh Lemon Juice (about 2 lemons worth)
Find a sweet bail-top bottle or mason jar to keep the mix in. Taste that cider too. I’d bought a new kind made with Honey Crisp apples, and I’m not impressed. It has a weak apple taste and no ‘bite’. This is where the Cider Concentrate comes in. It really was very good. But I didn’t have any. What I do have is this baking ingredient called ‘Boiled Cider’ and it’s wonderful as well. About a tablespoon added in and I’m set.
What’s with the naked lemons in the background? Well, before this I’d made Limoncello – and that makes for a citrus pith expose.’
So, I advise you get the goodies for this one to serve to your Thanksgiving guests,…and any other reason you can find to make this!