Calvados 75

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.


4cl (1.35 fl oz) Calvados
1 tsp superfine sugar
1.5cl (0.51 fl oz) lemon juice
Top with sparkling wine


Shake Calvados, sugar, and lemon juice in a chilled cocktail shaker. Strain over ice into a Champagne glass and top off with sparkling wine.

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