Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Brandy • Sour
Northern Spy

Legendary bartender Jackson Cannon crafted this effervescent riff on a Champagne Cocktail for the Greydon House in Nantucket. Named for a local apple variety, this drink swaps out Champagne for small-batch sparkling cider from Massachusetts and throws in some Calvados (French apple brandy) for good measure. In place of the Champagne Cocktail’s usual sugar cube, this delightful drink gets its sweetness from maple syrup.

The Essentials

Calvados
maple syrup
Shaker
Strainer

Ingredients

0.75 oz Calvados
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz maple syrup
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Bantam Rojo Cider, to top
Long lemon twist, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients, except for the cider and garnish, to a shaker and shake with ice.
  • Strain into a Champagne flute.
  • Top with cider and garnish with a long, spiral lemon twist.
intermediate
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