A Thanksgiving Tipple

Friday, November 15, 2019

If you're a planner like me, I'll bet you've already started drafting your Thanksgiving menu. I have a spreadsheet I dust off each year so I can revisit favorites and swap in new recipes—like this Calvados cocktail!

Jacques Rose

2 oz Calvados
1/2 oz grenadine
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz demerara syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

A riff on the classic Jack Rose cocktail made with American apple brandy, this recipe swaps in the French version for a little upgrade—just the sort of thing that's perfect for Thanksgiving. Do your Calvados a favor though and make sure you spring for the good grenadine (we're partial to Small Hand Foods) or try making your own. Cheers!

Image by Emma Janzen for Imbibe. 


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