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Best of Calvados


2015-01-23 - ShakeStir Flash cocktail Competition

And the winner is… A Calvados Boulard cocktail!

Congratulations to Jaime RIOS for winning ShakeStir's Original 48-HR Flash Cocktail Competition !

His cocktail is a mixture of tropical and savory flavors, this drink is one to remember. The pineapple juice enhances the flavors of the Calvados and Averna and adds a wonderful silky texture.

Inspiration: I wanted to make a complex from that you could savor for a while since it's the last one for a month. I wanted something silky and smooth but with nice weight.


  • 1.0 oz of Boulard Calvados V.S.O.P.
  • 1.0 oz of Averna Amaro
  • 1.5 oz of Pineapple juice
  • 0.5 oz of Lime juice
  • 1 dash Lagavulin

Some quotes from the Judges

"I am such a fan of Calvados in cocktails, such an underrated cocktail base. I didn't expect this drink to be good let alone very good, but was happy when I tasted it. The flavors all came together so nicely, allowing for aspects of each ingredient to express in the drink. A tasty treat!!" - Andy Seymour

"So many great drinks but this one just jumped out at us. Complexed, fruity and smokey. This Flash Comp really had some creative cocktails and some unique twists, but this cocktail just topped the bunch." - Justin Noel

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