Spiced apple strudel & brandy cocktail

The classic Sixties sidecar cocktail is given a Viennese twist with flavours of apple strudel – a tasty tipple for the Eurovision Song Contest

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 161
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 16g
  • sugars 16g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 200ml pressed apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 100ml Cognac
  • 50ml Disaronno
  • 50ml Madeira wine
  • juice 1 lemon
  • a large handful of ice


  1. Dip the rim of 4 Martini glasses in a saucer of water, then into a saucer or small dish of golden caster sugar. Pop the glasses into the fridge until ready to serve.

  2. Warm the apple juice in a small saucepan with the cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and leave to go cold. Once cold, discard the cinnamon stick and pour into a jug.

  3. Put the Cognac, Disaronno, Madeira wine and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with a large handful of ice. Shake together until the mixture is chilled. Strain into your glasses, top up with the spiced apple juice and serve immediately.

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