Well, it’s been longer than I had planned, but I am back on the Imbibing Mr. Boston Project again. 

Calvados for those who don’t know, is a French apple brandy.  Personally, one of my favorite sipping spirits.  It has more of a rustic and earthy character than Cognac, and works especially well in cocktails.  If you like Screwdrivers or Bronx cocktails, I’m sure you will enjoy this one as well.  The Calvados adds a richness and depth that you won’t get from a white spirit.  Also, make sure to use fresh squeezed orange juice and double strain the cocktail after shaking to avoid any pulp getting into the drink.

Calvados Cocktail
1.5oz calvados
1.5oz orange juice
0.75oz triple sec
1 dash orange bitters

Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Filed under: Mr. Boston 75th Anniversary Official Bartenders Guide