Sidro Spice

Sidro Spice is a group of drinks that are usually mixed with spirits. The original recipe was created by the bartender in 1916 in Cuba, but it became popular when it was served at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. The name Sidro is derived from the Spanish word sidra which means "cider" or "hard apple cider". This drink is usually made with brandy, dry sherry, apricot liqueur and pineapple juice. The ingredients give off a spicy and sweet flavor that goes well with seafood dishes. The cocktail history of it has been influenced by many different cultures such as Spanish, French and Cuban.

Spirit Used


1 ½ ounces apple cider
1 tsp fresh ginger (may substitute with 1 oz ginger ale)
¼ tsp chai tea poweder (may substitute with cinnamon)
2 ounces Ecco Domani Chianti
Garnish: slice of ginger root or apple


1. Muddle fresh ginger.
2. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass (or rocks glass if served hot)

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