My love of Calvados continues here at Home Bar Girl with a stirred Aperitif cocktail. We named it Copa de Oro after my girlfriend suggested that the drink resembled a California Poppy.
“Poppies, poppies will put you to sleep, sleeeeep, now they’ll sleep.” -The Wicked Witch of the West
ummmmmmmm. Perhaps we shouldn’t have named the drink after Poppies. This is not a sleepy drink, it’s a before dinner/start the night out kind of drink! Don’t listen to that Wicked Witch!
Copa de Oro
- 2 oz Calvados
- 1 oz Cocchi Americano
- 1/4 oz Cynar
- 2 Dashes Angostura
- Orange Peel
In tin, combine ingredients and stir over cracked ice. Strain into coupe. Express Orange Peel and garnish.
Cheers to you all!
You may be thinking, “ummm, this Home Bar Girl is a little obsessed with Bourbon.” Well, now that it’s Autumn I sort of can’t help myself! I want to use bourbon all the time, errrry day, errrry night.
The name for this drink is from a song in Johnny Appleseed, a Disney animated short released in 1948. As a child, I watched Johnny Appleseed countless times and loved to sing along to this song. Upon taking the first sip of the cocktail and tasting the apple notes, the cartoon rushed back to me. Ah, memories.
“The Lord’s Been Good To Me”
- 1 oz Calvados
- 1 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Honey Syrup
- 1/4 oz Cynar
- 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
- Maraschino Cherry
In tin, combine Calvados, Bourbon, Honey Syrup, Cynar and bitters. Stir and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with Maraschino Cherry.
There are a wide array of botanicals and a touch of bitterness in Maxime and I’m in love. Does this make me an old lady with old lady taste buds? Am I actually Maxime? Are we all Maxime? Perhaps.
Dorothy Parker Gin and Calvados play well together along with Bonal and Dolin Rouge making this the perfect Aperitif Cocktail with an autumnal flair.
- 1 oz Dorothy Parker Gin
- 1 oz Christian Drouin Calvados
- 1/2 oz Bonal
- 1/2 Dolin Rouge Vermouth
- 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters
- Orange peel
In tin combine Gin, Calvados, Bonal, Vermouth and bitters over cracked ice. Stir and strain into chilled coupe. Express orange peel and garnish.