Golden Dawn

This amazing cocktail was a winner of the ICC 1930 (London). Nine years later Walter Madigan mixed it without calvados and won ICC 1939.

I think now it may be considered as a pure classic (well, at least as an interesting vintage cocktail).

It has complicated taste with undertones of fruits (ripe apples, dried fruits, grapes, apricots) and fabulous look with a little summer sun in your glass.

You may read an interesting related post about the cocktail from Paul Clarke.


Golden Dawn

25 ml gin
25 ml apricot brandy
25 ml calvados
25 ml fresh orange juice
3 drops of grenadine
Shake (without grenadine). Cocktail, drop grenadine for effect of dawn.

Tropicana Belle

There is a very interesting new thing in my home bar – Boulard Calvados Pays d’Auge.

I think this rather weird cocktail (with two base liquors) can make me recall sweet memories about summer today’s cold, dank evening.


Tropicana Belle

15 ml Galliano
15 ml Calvados
15 ml genever
8 ml maraschino cherry juice
Blend with a lot of ice, serve in a snifter.

Weird! But sweet and rather tasty :)