The French tend to do things a little differently, and this G&T relative from Normandy—which swaps the gin for French apple brandy—is picking up fans on this side of the Atlantic. “Calvados can get pegged as a winter spirit or an after-dinner drink,” says Damn the Weather owner Bryn Lumsden. “Stretching it out with tonic allows it to become a daytime drink, as well as a summer drink.”
1½ oz. Calvados
¾ oz. tonic syrup (Lumsden uses Bradley’s Kina Tonic)
3 oz. chilled soda water
Garnish: orange twist
Combine the ingredients in an ice-filled glass and stir to combine. Garnish.
Note: A quality commercial tonic water may be substituted for the tonic syrup and soda.
Bryn Lumsden, Damn the Weather, Seattle
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