Sunday, January 10, 2010

si eve etait normande... OR: I got some extra cranberries lying around

The Normandy
The title of this post comes from the back of my bottle of Calvados: the apple brandy famous for intoxicating the American exchange students of Potsdam High School for over 2 decades. I remember when one kid got plastered at school (accidentally) after consuming a box full of chocolates filled with the stuff. Now he works in a liquor store.

I happen to have a certain Calvados nostalgia as a result, making it an ideal base for holiday cocktails. On the night that TV died, I found the below adorable video on how to make this calvados based drink.

In Summary... The Normandy
6 cranberries
1 slice green apple
1T simple syrup
1T lemon juice
1t brown juice
1/4 c Calvados

Muddle the cranberries and apple. Add teaspoon brown sugar and tablespoon of Lemon Juice. After mashing a bit, add tablespoon simple syrup and Calvados. Pour over ice. Garnish with cranberries. Enjoy while wearing your best holiday sweater.



Along the Ausable said...

i'm pretty sure shaking simple syrup could count towards should track that for your trek to tulloieres!

Courtney said...

Ooooh, good call, Ali! ;)

L said...

Ah Ha! Yes! I will list it as 15min of "other" activity. Pete is beating me so I'd better start shaking.

Pucho V said...

What do you think "other" means on my trekker page?

Pucho V said...

Whoops, you just said that. I'm slow.