Calvados is a French brandy made from apples that can come only from Normandy. "Classic, old-world spirits are not made, they're grown," says mixologist Sean Beck, who uses the familiar mojito to turn people on to this refined spirit.
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In a cocktail shaker, muddle the leaves from 1 mint sprig with the pear nectar. Add ice and the rum, Calvados, lime juice and Simple Syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the club soda. Garnish with the remaining mint sprig and the pear slice.
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