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Cocktails O’clock: Inspired by…

Jersey City, U.S.A.

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The Jersey Sour


50ml Calvados (Apple Brandy)

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice (roughly ½ lemon squeezed)

1 teaspoon Sugar

½ egg white (optional)

Drop in a Cherry for some added colour…


–          In a shaker, combine the Calvados, lemon juice sugar and egg white (optional).

–          Add in a healthy measure of cubed ice and shake well for about 15-30 seconds.

–          Double strain into a well-chilled rocks glass and garnish with an apple slice.

I love a good sour, and to be honest I’ve had some really nice ones using all sorts of alcohol. As one of my other posts stated a sour is not only a single cocktail but a whole genre of cocktails. All you do is replace the base spirit with your preferred one.

This sour however, is one I’ve not yet had the pleasure of trying. Not yet anyway.

Made like Brandy only with Apples. Crisp, refreshing and a little different…

I’ll be purchasing my first bottle of Calvados just after Christmas and this will be the first cocktail I’ll be trying it in (without the egg white). There’s something about a good Apple Brandy that I think I will love, I just hope I’m right. In the meanwhile this cocktail recipe should allow any Calvados owners out there to have a go and, if you’re kind enough, let me know what your thoughts are.

Another great offer from the drink shop… Brandy & Cognac…

Today i received another offer related email from my favourite alcohol seller:


Last time it was Tequila, this time its all about the Cognac’s and Brandies they have in stock… ‘Up to 20% off all brandies and cognacs’ says the email. Hip Hip Hooray says me.

Any of you tried out any cognac/brandy cocktails before? No me either, but now might be the best time to try them! Give this link a look and see if anything takes your fancy!


An Honorary note;

When the webpage loads up, there will be a link to ‘spirits on offer’ to your right, check this out too, as there are some great bargains to be found… Whilst you wont find many half price bottles, the £2-£3 they do take off really helps you save a few pennies. Let’s face it, you’re prepared to pay the price if you really want it, but a few quid saved here and there is no bad thing! Here’s the link in case you miss it:


Also keep an eye out for the general beers/wines on offer! Bargains, Bargains Bargains!

Keep mixing and enjoy responsibly!