Wet Bar Wednesday – Apple Car

While I enjoy having a well-stocked home bar, the reality of the situation is that I cannot be Captain Creativity often enough to go through my stock regularly.  Particularly, there are specialty liquors that often grow dusty in the back row.  While their flavor may not be appreciably affected, sometimes it’s good to go out of your way to find a drink that utilizes something you don’t utilize very often otherwise.

So when my eyes fell upon a dusty bottle of Calvados, I decided this was just such an occasion.

Calvados is an apple brandy specifically from the Normandy region of France.  As with other French liquors, there are strict requirements over what can and cannot be called calvados.  The drink I came across is called an Apple Car.  Don’t ask me why.

Apple Car:

  • 1 part triple sec
  • 5 parts Calvados
  • 3 parts lemon juice
  • 1 cherry

Mix all the liquid ingredients together in a glass or shaker, add ice and the cherry.  I found this a little on the sour/bitter side, so you can add additional parts of triple sec to try and sweeten it, or you can add additional cherries/cherry juice if it’s sweetened.  Enjoy!

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