A French Classic
The Calvados 75

Recipe Expert Calvados 75 Champagne Glasses Coupe Flipped

You may know the French 75 as a meeting of Champagne and gin...the Calvados 75 is another classic.

This cocktail is the perfect year-round drink. Calvados is a traditional apple brandy named for the area of Calvados, in Normandy, France. Known as eau de vie de cidre,  "​water of life," the brandy is distilled from dry French cider and aged in oak casks. While the brandy is perfection on its own, adding a little champagne to almost anything is always a good call. Impress with this purely French original in any season.

How to Make Calvados 75s

The Ingredients

  • 3 fl oz Calvados
  • 2 tsp superfine sugar
  • 1 fl oz lemon juice
  • Champagne or sparkling wine

The Directions

  • Shake Calvados, sugar, and lemon juice in a chilled cocktail shaker
  • Strain over ice into two coupe glasses and top off with champagne or sparkling wine


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