Manjula Martin, 10-year veteran bartender of San Francisco’s iconic restaurant, The Slanted Door, is helping us take the edge off Black Friday. She’s whipped up a holiday-inspired cocktail that’s just right: Vieux Normand, an apple twist on an Old Fashioned.
Recipe (makes 1):
- Large ice cube
- 2 dash angostura bitters
- 1 dash allspice
- ¼ oz maple syrup
- 2 oz calvados
- Apple slice to garnish
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
Fill the glass with a large cube of ice. Manjula notes that the ice is an important component of the drink: as the ice melts, it’ll dilute the drink a bit so it’s not super boozy. Small cubes will melt too quickly, and this drink is meant to be sipped for a while!
Add the calvados and the angostura bitters. For that holiday hint, add maple syrup and a dash of allspice.
Stir, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an apple slice, and enjoy!
A big thank you to Manjula for making us a delicious holiday-inspired cocktail. Ready to up your bar game? Go ahead: deck out your bar cart and shop our vintage barware collection for all your holiday hostessing festivities.