G.E. MASSENEZ CALVADOS VIEUX EAU DE VIE
G.E. Massenez Calvados Vieux, an apple brandy with a large apple inside the bottle. Like the proverbial ship in a flagon, we wondered how it got there. Carafes are attached to the branches in which the tiny developing apple has been placed, where it grows to maturity. Certainly eye-catching. And you thought bottles don’t grow on trees!
This Calvados was produced using traditional methods with only slight adjustment being made to accommodate the requirements of modern production. The inclusion of a so-called ‘Prisoner Apple’ in each bottle delivers not only a spectacular visual effect but also helps to enrich the flavor.
- Attractive medium-gold color with aromas of apple-cinnamon, cloves, pie crust, caramel and even hints of yellow pear.
- Dry with a subtle, elegant apple-cinnamon replay.
- Chill it slightly and serve it as a digestif, or enjoy it with fresh cinnamon scones or baked apples.
The Calvados is generally enjoyed on ice, or as a Trou Normand, or on ice cream.
And more and more in cocktails:
- 1,5 oz vieux Calvados Massenez
- 0,5 oz Absinthe
- 0,5 oz triple sec
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 dash peychaud’s bitter
- Lemon peel
Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with the absinthe, add the sugar cube, muddle, then add crushed ice. Pour the remaining ingredients over. Stir. Add the lemon peel for garnish.
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