"I love the way the Calvados and gin work together," says Ryan Fitzgerald of the unlikely combination of spirits in this early-1900s cocktail. His version plays up the apple brandy's flavors and the gin's piney scent.

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces Calvados
  • 2 dashes of absinthe
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine, preferably homemade

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe.

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