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Calvados Cocktail

Posted by Reese on 2010-03-28 @ 10:02pm

This week I’m going to pull that seemingly forgotten 3/4 full bottle of calvados off my shelf and mix up the inventively named Calvados Cocktail.  Per Dr. Cocktail this drink first appears in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book.  Though, for an easier to read recipe I’m going to use the one from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.  It’s the same recipe proportion wise, just adjusted for a single cocktail.

Calvados Cocktail (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
1 1/2 oz Calvados
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Orange Bitters
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice
2) Shake until combined and well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Okay.  Read that recipe again.  Did you catch it?  That’s right, this drink calls for a full three quarters of an ounce of bitters!  Holy crapola!  I’m used to measurements of bitters like 3 dashes.  This, my friends, is going to be very entertaining.