Calvados 75

You may know the French 75 as a meeting of Champagne and gin...

But this drink, named for a World War I artillery weapon, first got its kick from mixing Calvados, Normandy’s renowned apple brandy, with the bubbly. Try the purely French original onboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre on our Paris & Normandy River Cruise or make it at home!


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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