2 oz Calvados
3⁄4 oz Strega
1⁄2 oz Orange liqueur, Clément Créole Shrubb (or Grand Marnier)
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
3 Cherry (brandied)
Instructions

Shake, strain, cocktail glass, garnish with cherries

Cocktail summary
Created by
Chris Hannah, Arnaud's French 75, New Orleans
Year
2008
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

Food and Wine Cocktails 2008 p.135

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Average
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(11 ratings)
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  • Reduce Strega and lemon juice to 0.5 oz — ★★★
  • Used Laird’s bonded and PFDC. Even beyond the indulgent garnish there’s a strong cherry aspect somehow. Herbaceous, maybe a bit medicinal, but pleasant and interesting. — ★★★★
  • Fine, if somewhat unremarkable, sour. — ★★★
  • I think maybe turning down the Strega would help this to be less sweet. Would not recommend using Gran Marnier. Otherwise, a great use of Calvados. — ★★★★
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Comments

This had been on my to-try list for months, and I'm glad I finally did. A fruity-herbal sidecar of sorts. Great use for both Calvados and Strega, both of which I rarely reach for. I could see tinkering with the proportions a bit (Dan might think this is too sweet :) ), but the overall idea is a good one.