Thanksgiving ‘Signature Drink’ : Apple Cidercar

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.

Yum !
Yum !

 

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.

Step 1
Step 1

 

You’ll need:

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)

Step 2
Step 2

Step 2

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.

Step 3
Step 3

Step 3

What’s with the naked lemons in the background? Well, before this I’d made Limoncello – and that makes for a citrus pith expose.’

 

Soooo good !
Soooo good !

Finale:

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! 

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