- on the rocks with sparkling water. This type of drink was much appreciated in the first half of the last century as a thirst-quencher; seltzer water was used in those days.
- as a long drink: "Lauriston” FINE CALVADOS with tonic water or ginger ale makes a very refreshing long drink.
Calvados can play a part in all types of cocktail (Short Drink, Long Drink, After Dinner), but it should be chosen with care:
A "Lauriston” FINE CALVADOS is perfect for cocktails which require a fruit-based spirit. If the cocktail needs more body and length, choose a "Lauriston” Reserve Calvados.
121 cocktail recipes created by barmen from all over the world can be found in the collection edited by Christian Drouin and Jean-Paul Thomine (Honorary President of the Normandy Region of the Association des Barmen de France) and published by Editions Charles Corlet.
For the Trou Normand we recommend either a "Lauriston” Reserve or a "Lauriston” VSOP Calvados.
For a meal of only two or three courses the traditional Trou Normand is inappropriate. It can be replaced by a granité of Calvados apples or an apple sorbet sprinkled with a few drops of "Lauriston” Reserve Calvados.
Here are this morning figures: nothing changed so far but we are confident
Coffee will prepare the palate perfectly to appreciate a "Lauriston” Hors d'Age or vintage Calvados.
A Cigar and a Calvados can go hand-in-hand to delight all connoisseurs. They make perfect marriages where fragrance and savour combine without dominating.