Autumn Drink

In the spirit of recognizing the upcoming untimely end of Gourmet magazine, I took a cruise around their website and stumbled upon an article detailing popular 1990's cocktails. I passed by the martinis, gimlets, and pink champagne and landed on a drink that sounded quite perfect for autumn - mulled cider with calvados. Initially I thought, that sounds good...but what is calvados?

One google search later and I've discovered that calvados is a French form of cider distilled from speciality selected apples - sounds delicious huh? I just might have to track me down some calvados and try this one at home on a cold fall night.

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8 comments

Vivian said...

I must thank you for always posting the most delightful foods and drinks.... mmmmm calvados.

huebscher said...

so they'll be shutting down the website, too? I hadn't even thought that far.
::sigh::

Carol said...

Hmm I have never heard of that either, but it does sound good!

owl and peacock : melina said...

Something else you can try if you just want cider and don't have calvados: Cider Lager. Just simmer some cider over the stove, remove from heat when hot, fill a glass/mug halfway, then pour room temperature Octoberfest or Amber Lager Ale type beer in to top. Throw an apple wedge in, and voila! It's really quite good!

thevoyageofv said...

Calvados is delicious! Try Camembert au Calvados. A Camembert dipped in it... AMAZING.

Lindsey said...

Hi Michelle! I just wandered onto your page linked from another blog I was reading. Small world! I have my own blog too - lindseyjm.blogspot.com Hope you're doing well!
Lindsey

Laura said...

Looks delicious!

I have made pear jam with calvados and cinnamon, it was delicious as well!

bigBANG studio said...

ooolala! I had no idea what calvados meant either, so thanks for this wonderful post! This sounds so heavenly- I can't wait to make this (or some variation of it) this fall- I'm bookmarking this one. Thanks!