4,5 cl - 1,5 oz. of Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.
3cl - 1 oz. of Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
2,25cl - 2/3 oz. of lemon Juice
2,25cl - 2/3 oz. of House-made GrenadineDetails of the recipe
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Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and shake well.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Dried Apple chip, for garnish (optional)
A perfect spring cocktail to enjoy before dinner..
Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P. is a Calvados from Pays d’Auge. It is issued of blending of different Calvados Pays d’Auge from 4 to 10 years old. They will stay in the casks for the necessary time to obtain a perfect dissolve. A well balanced harmony between vanilla, wood and ripe apples.
The 'Royal Smile' is a based on a pre-prohibition recipe from the 'Waldorf Astoria Bar Books' from both 1931 & 1935.
It was created for a banquet in 1910 to coincide with a theme of pink roses and to become part of the decoration as well.
The original recipe called for equal portions of all ingredients which included 'Applejack' as a base spirit.
Once I decided to make a base spirit carry the cocktail, I knew that Boulard Calvados had the appropriate amounts of fruit and finesse to realize the potential of the original recipe. I have also substituted the original 'London Dry' style gin for the more harmonious 'Old Tom' gin which allows the Calvados to be the star.