Calvados and Tonic
An apple brandy from the Normandy region in France using apples from designated orchards, containing at least 20% local varieties, at least 70% bitter or bittersweet varieties, and no more than 15% sharp varieties. Bottled at a minimum 40% AVB.
A carbonated soft drink in which quinine is dissolved, giving an intensly bitter flavor. Originally, tonic was used to fight malaria as the quinine was shown to be effective. However, modern tonic has much less quinine and is really only used for its bitter flavor; please take your malaria pills (and vaccinate your kids).
Pour the Calvados into a Highball glass, then add 3 ice cubes. Stir for 3 seconds. Add the tonic and stir once. #build #ontherocks
From Tyson Buhler, bar director of Death & Co.