For the inaugural cocktail recipe I chose something I never tried before from the Bible: The Calvados Car. A brandy based drink, the Calvados Car does have the distinctive aftertaste that is synonymous with the spirit, however the use of Calvados (or other similar apple brandy) does give the drink a subtle sweetness that, when combined with the sugar rim, takes the edge off leaving you with a more subtle finish.
Overall, I think my first though was ‘surprisingly drinkable’ as i’m not typically a fan of brandy-based cocktails, even those with apple brandy. I doubt you’d want to drink more than 1 in a row, but it’s also not the type of drink you’d refuse. I personally reckon it would be a nice after dinner drink, not too sickly sweet and would definitely keep you awake.
A sweet and sharp brandy based cocktail.
♦ 1 ounce Calvados (or similar apple brandy)
♦ 1 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
♦ ½ ounce fresh orange juice
♦ ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Chill a cocktail glass and then run the lemon wedge around the rim of the glass before dipping it into sugar.
Shake the other ingredients with ice, and then strain into the sugar-rimmed glass.