Origins? Dunno. History? Beats me.

Thanks to Ben down at Zig Zag Cafe for turning me on to this one. I was looking for another good calvados cocktail, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Ben used a nice French calvados that gave the drink the taste of fresh fruit; at home, I tried it with Clear Creek’s Eau de Vie de Pomme, which is somewhat drier, but still gives a nice, layered experience.


  • 1 1/4 ounce Calvados
  • 1/2 ounce Dubonnet rouge
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • dash Angostura

Stir with ice; strain into chilled glass; figure out the rest.

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  1. Made with Daron Calvados tonight … next time maybe a touch less calvados and another dash of angustura. Or I might try peychaud. Might add a bit more complexity.

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