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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.