Toronto’s Chabrol is Yorkville’s tiny, perfect gem of a restaurant. After a couple of celebratory drinks, it’s not hard to imagine that you’ve dreamt yourself into a Parisian boîte with lovely food, charming service and a great setting.
And Calvados cocktails.
Hailing from the Pays D’Auge region in Normandy, France, Calvados Boulard has been making apple brandy since 1825. Distilled from sweet and bitter apples, resulting eau de vie is aged in oak barrels. The results is a brandy that’s a little on the sweet side and redolent of apple.
To help you celebrate the holidays or forget the cold weather, Calvados Boulard has teamed up with Aidan Moreau-MacLeod, bartender at Chabrol, to put an “apple twist” on some of your favourite cocktails:
· Calvados 75 – a spin on the classic French 75, Calvados Boulard Grand Solage
· “Vieux Francaise” – a classic in the world of cocktails, Calvados Boulard pays homage to the French roots of New Orleans while adding levity to a robust drink.
· Calvados Manhattan – be surprised by forgotten flavours and sip on a smooth cocktail with ripe apple aromas.