Cider Sidecar


  • 2 oz. fresh Champlain Orchards apple cider

  • 2 oz. cognac

  • 1 oz. Cointreau

  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • strip of lemon zest and brandied cherries, for serving


  1. Place cider, cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker; top with ice.

  2. Shake until the shaker starts to frost and feels very cold to the touch, 20 to 30 seconds.

  3. Strain into a coupe and top with zest and brandied cherries.

| Adapted from Country Living