Calvados in Cocktails with Maxime Potfer

After last month’s primer on Calvados, we take a deeper dive on how to drink it neat or in cocktails and its presence on the French cocktail scene with Paris bartender and consultant Maxime Potfer. 

After studying hospitality, Maxime went from working in hotels to bartending to head barman at the Experimental Cocktail Club. He is now in charge of their new cocktail bar openings around the world and has his own consulting business, Sand. He’s knowledge, personable and a pleasure to have on the show.

Products, places and people mentioned in the episode

Christian Drouin Facebook
Christian Drouin distillery website / Instagram / Facebook
Christian Drouin online shop
Experimental Cocktail Club
Jack Rose cocktail
Cocktails X Cheese Project
La Maison du Whisky
Le Syndicat cocktail bar
Cafe Calva cocktail
Trou Normand

Cocktail of the Month: Calvados Highball

Calvados
Sparkling water
Balsamic vinegar
Maple syrup

Add a measure of a dark Calvados to a highball glass with a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, a teaspoon of maple syrup

Add ice and top with sparkling water
Feel free to adjust proportions to your liking

Big thanks to…

Maxime Potfer
World Radio Paris for editing and production
Son Little for the music we use
and YOU for tuning in, downloading and listening!

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