Calvados is an apple brandy that can make any drink taste delicious. Apple isn’t something most people consider as a flavor to many of their cocktails, but it can bring out some unique flavors. Apple brandy is versatile and great for any season.
Whether you are looking for a sweet drink for warmer weather or a deeper apple taste for colder weather and holiday celebrations, Calvados will be the perfect apple brandy for you.
We’ve created a list of the best apple brandy cocktails for any season so you can have your favorite drinks on rotation.
The Normandy Flower
This cocktail is perfect for warmer weather with its lighter flavors combined with citrus juice and peel. This will be your go-to if you're looking for a nice, refreshing drink to end a long, warm day. The addition of the Elderflower Liqueur with the apple brandy gives off a pleasant taste.
Calvados Jack Rose
This delicious, sweet-tasting drink will amaze you. You can make the drink as sweet or sour as you'd like making it work for your taste buds – it'll just take some working with the ingredients. The combination of apple brandy, citrus juice, and grenadine work well together to make this a great warm-weather drink.
This recipe brings on a more classic cocktail feel. If you enjoy a good old-fashioned Apple Sidecar, you're sure to love this recipe with the addition of Calvados apple brandy to the orange juice. The flavors go together perfectly and work for any season of the year, and this is a perfect drink to serve at any party.
Blueberry, Dark Cherry and Calvados Cocktail
This drink is so decadent it's almost like a dessert in liquid form. You'll find a very sweet cocktail with blueberry honey syrup, apple brandy, and dark cherry liquor. While this drink reminds us of a great summer cocktail, it definitely can be used as a delicious cocktail for a party hosted during colder weather.
Warm Spiced Calvados Cocktail
This is definitely it if you're looking for a great fall cocktail. This inviting flavor of apple brandy. Apple juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar definitely give off a fall flavor in your mouth, especially since they are served hot. Perfect for a fall party or a night around the bonfire with friends.
Cranberry Calvados Cocktail
This recipe is perfect for your holiday parties. You can easily and quickly create a large batch to serve to all of your guests. This warm cranberry and apple brandy cocktail with a hint of ginger and lemon will be a big hit and keep your guests celebrating the holidays while coming back for seconds and the recipe.
This recipe is perfect for when the leaves start changing colors, and the weather becomes cooler. It gives off a seasonal vibe with its apple, citrus, and spice flavors with its spin of a traditional sour. The addition of apple slices to the drink is a nice touch.
Calvados Old Fashioned
This Old Fashioned recipe is perfect for any time of the year when you're in the mood for this drink. It's easily and quickly made and tastes delicious with its balance of sweet and sour. As always, you can adjust the recipe to add a little sweeter or sour preferred to your liking.
The Spartan is a great drink recipe to bring out all the seasonal fall feels. The touch of spice from the cinnamon and bitters in this recipe really brings out a cold-weather feel. It's the perfect chilled drink for drinking by a nice, warm fire under a blanket.
You'll love this drink if you’re a fan of sugar rim and a traditional Sidecar. The combination of flavors from the Calvados and Cointreau, with the touch of lemon juice and cinnamon sugar rim all, play a massive role in making this drink stand out. It's perfect for any dinner party, happy hour, or any time of the year.
Escape from New York
This recipe is perfect when it's not quite cold, but summer hasn't entirely faded away. The pineapple and coconut blend well with the vanilla to give an "in-between" seasons feel. The chill of the drink combined with the flavors is excellent for a day or early evening drink.
If you haven’t tried Calvados in your cocktails, try some of these fantastic recipes and see which one is best for you. We recommend you play with the recipes to adjust them to your liking, and we’re sure you’ll find some new favorite cocktails.
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