The Sidekick


The Sidekick

A riff on the classic Sidecar that’s strong and smooth with the bracing sweet-tartiness of citrus juices and a hint of apple.


Ingredients Directions

For Two Drinks

4 ounces Calvados
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
granulated sugar for glass rim
Wet the rim of two martini glasses with a lemon wedge and dip in sugar. Combine the cocktail ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake 30 times. Strain into the sugar-rimmed glasses. Garnish with an apple slice if desired.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.