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.
Whiter than white (actually white wine golden) yet mysterious. As for the taste, white wine acidity balances rich elderflower with spirituous lacing from
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
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
Dry and lightly fruity with herbal minerality, this is a superbly refreshing and complex long drink.
Apple brandy with complex botanical influences from both gin and Chartreuse mellowed by botanically enriched fortified wine. If you like spirit-forward
Spirituous, sour, balanced and delicious with herbal notes, two brandies, and citrus freshness.
Sour by name - balanced sweet and sour apple by nature.
A splash of apple liqueur helps balance this otherwise overly sour calvados-based Sidecar.
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.
Concentrated lightly herbal apple with subtle zesty citrus. Quick to make and stupidly simple yet delicious.
This equal parts apple brandy and Bénédictine recipe broadly follows Ensslin's 1916 (the first published) recipe and is not only faithful to the original
Apple brandy makes a great base spirit in this refreshing classic.
In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury says, a Jack Rose is nothing but a Pink Apple Car and when made with just calvados, lemon juice
A seriously tasty, strong, long drink. The name is a reversal of the London rhyming slang 'apples and pears' (stairs).
Stir or shake (as originally stipulated in The Savoy Cocktail Book) this cocktail is still boozy. However, it's also wonderfully aromatic with all three
Essentially a Jack Rose with a couple of dashes of absinthe. (If making this with bonded strength applejack in place of calvados then knockback to 50ml.)
This balanced sweet and sour cocktail could put a smile on anyone's face. Unless that is, one is not amused! Calvados notes shine through.
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
Herbal with hints of apple, mint and eucalyptus. This classic is also often made with green Chartreuse but we prefer as per classic recipes with half Yellow
Whiskey, apple brandy, vermouth and herbal liqueur combine delightfully.
Apple brandy and damson jam combine brilliantly in this tangy but not at all sweet cocktail.
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