Blackberry sidecar cocktail recipe

  • Easy

This cocktail is made with blackberry-infused apple brandy, to give it the perfect autumnal twist. Here's how to make a blackberry sidecar

Blackberry sidecar cocktail recipe (Photo by: Sarsmis via Getty Images)

The sidecar is a traditional cocktail that is thought to have originated around the time of the First World War. It’s usually made with triple sec (orange-flavoured liqueur), cognac and lemon juice that give it both warmth and sharpness with each sip – a perfect autumnal drink.

There are a few variations of the blackberry sidecar but this is my own and I love it.

Apple and blackberry crumble (Photo by: lenalapshina via Getty Images)


  • Blackberries 6-10
  • Blackberry-infused apple brandy 30ml / 1 fl oz
  • Cointreau 15ml / half fl oz
  • Sugar syrup 1 tsp / 5ml
  • Lemon juice 15ml / half fl oz, freshly squeezed


  • Step 1

    Muddle to gently crush the berries in the bottom of a shaker.

  • Step 2

    Add ice, then the other ingredients.

  • Step 3

    Shake until your hand is cold.

  • Step 4

    Strain into a large cocktail glass and garnish with a thin slice of apple.

Recipe by Andy Hamilton