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The crisp dry apple freshness that calvados brings to this fruity long drink makes it one of the best base spirits in a fruit cup.
I've Colin Field to thank for my French 75 epiphany. One evening in early June 2017 I was sat at his bar (Bar Hemingway) and he showed me the vintage 75ml
A whole raw egg contributes body to this filling, flavoursome, wintry, delicate cocktail. The retained CO2 fizz of the cider adds essential body and balancing
Dry and lightly fruity with herbal minerality, this is a superbly refreshing and complex long drink.
Whiter than white (actually white wine golden) yet mysterious. As for the taste, white wine acidity balances rich elderflower with spirituous lacing from
Apple brandy with complex botanical influences from both gin and Chartreuse mellowed by botanically enriched fortified wine. If you like spirit-forward
Like the gun this cocktail is named after, this small drink packs a hell of a punch, and to ensure it does, MacElhone calls for a couple of dashes of absinthe
Chris originally garnished this Calvados Sidecar/Applecart-like cocktail with brandied cherries but Strega's excellent chocolates seem a far more fitting
Yes, yes, yes, the name, All Jacked Up, was inspired by the use of 100° proof bottled-in-bond applejack but I've committed sacrilege by using calvados.
Rich apricot and apple with a backbone of botanical gin. Balanced rather than dry or sweet. This drink looks better when stirred but the Harry Craddock's
Medium-dry, spiritous aromatised apple with delicate grape/berry fruit and faint orange.
Richly flavoured apple and blackberry fruit liqueurs, bolstered and fortified with calvados, charged and given character with rose champagne.
Concentrated lightly herbal apple with subtle zesty citrus. Quick to make and stupidly simple yet delicious.
Sour by name - balanced sweet and sour apple by nature.
A splash of apple liqueur helps balance this otherwise overly sour calvados-based Sidecar.
Apple, orange and tart lemon enriched with maple syrup. Strike the perfect balance and this is a delicious combination.
Apple and orange laced with bourbon, harmonized by dry vermouth. Spirit-forward and eminently sippable.
Whiskey, apple brandy, vermouth and herbal liqueur combine delightfully.
Apple, honey and grapefruit presented as a harmonious trio.
Crisp dry apple with delicate quinine tonic bitterness.
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