While this is a recent creation it comes from one of the all time classic cocktail birthing grounds and it has all the characteristics of a good cocktail. It was created in 1994 by Colin at the Bar Hemingway. Based on the name I am guessing it was somewhat of an accidental discovery, but that is purely conjecture on my part so let's move on to the best part.
There is just something about Calvados that calls out to be consumed in the late fall and winter, this is a perfectly balanced blend of flavors that will dance across your tongue. In deference to Colin’s unimpeachable credentials (and an already perfect cocktail) I am leaving the proportions just as he wrote it. Begin with an old fashioned glass, add one and a quarter ounces of calvados, a teaspoon of sugar, and two sprigs of fresh mint, muddle. Fill with ice and add one and three quarter ounces of apple juice, stir, and top with champagne (about three ounces).
1 ¼ oz calvados
1 ¾ oz apple juice
1 tsp sugar
2 springs of fresh mint
Place the first four ingredients in an ice filled old fashioned glass and stir. Fill with champagne.