Accoutrement

2 oz Calvados
34 oz Strega
12 oz Orange liqueur, Clément Créole Shrubb (or Grand Marnier)
34 oz Lemon juice
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
3   Cherry (brandied)
Instructions
Shake, strain, cocktail glass, garnish with cherries
From other users
  • 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. — ☆☆☆☆
  • 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. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Fine, if somewhat unremarkable, sour. — ☆☆☆
  • Reduce Strega and lemon juice to 0.5 oz — ☆☆☆
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1 Comment

christina in tacoma's picture

This had been on my to-try

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.