I have loved the Sidecar for years. To me, the original is a brandied version of the margarita. It is served on the rocks in a double, old-fashioned glass or straight up in a martini glass - either way, with a sugared rim. With fall here, why not take inspiration from mulled cider and enter the Apple Cidercar. Made with Calvados, an apple brandy as well as apple cider - it is truly one of my new fall standards.
1 1/2 oz Calvados
1 1/2 oz Apple Cider
1/2 oz Lemon juice
3/4 oz Triple sec
Combine in shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass & enjoy or pour into a double, old-fashioned glass and enjoy.