Bonne Fête Nationale mes amis! I’ve chosen to feature this cocktail for Bastille Day because it is so very french: Herbaceous, sophisticated, a provençal dream. The combination of Calvados and Bonal gives loads of earthy terroir and is complimented by Lemon Sherbet and Celery Bitters.
Hottttt off the trails of being written about for Punch Magazine and with Lemon Sherbet, my new fave ingredient, in hand, I have a rip roaringly delicious Cocktail for y’all today! It’s autumnal, sort of sweet, vegetal, and dry all at the same time!
Here we go!
Look at the colour! Feel the golden glory shimmering in your eyes!
It’s mine, allll mine! My eyes have turned to Straw!
So, in order to make this magical drink, you must first make Lemon Sherbet. I’ve been using it in nearly everything and I promise, it will change your Cocktail game. It will especially change your Punch game!
Next, you need Calvados (French Apple Brandy. American Apple Brandy will prob work, but will be less smooth), Bonal (an aperitif from France that I luv), and Celery Bitters (I like Scrappy’s Celery Bitters the most).
- 2 oz Calvados
- 1/4 oz Bonal Aperitif
- 1/4-1/2 oz* Lemon Sherbet
- 1 dash Scrappy’s Celery Bitters
Combine ingredients over ice and shake it like a rocket. Double strain into coupe, no garnish.
*This depends on how sweet you want the drink to be. The Lemon Sherbet can be overpowering so I’d say start with 1/4 oz.
Yes, Kween, this is your early fall treat. Woooooo!