The classic Sidecar cocktail, which gained prominence in America during Prohibition, is made by shaking Cognac with Cointreau and some lemon juice, and is served in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim. For his warm holiday variation on the drink, PX mixologist Todd Thrasher adds hot apple cider, and uses a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for the rim. Soul-warming and simple to prepare, it’s the perfect drink to sip next to the fire this holiday weekend.
1½ ounces Busnel Calvados Cognac
½ ounce Cointreau
5 ounces hot apple cider
Squeeze of lemon juice
Rim a tempered Irish coffee glass or glass mug with cinnamon sugar (4 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon). Pour Cognac, Cointreau, and cider into the glass, stir, then add a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with an orange twist.