Paradise Lost and Found

Paradise Lost and Found

  • 2.0 oz. Calvados
  • 0.5 oz. Benedictine
  • 0.25 oz. Copper & Kings Destillare Intense Pomegranate liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. elderflower liqueur (St. Germaine’s)
  • dash of orange bitters

Stir with ice and strain into coupe.

I hadn’t made a Calvados drink in a long while, and I thought it would mix nicely with the pomegranate liqueur. This liqueur has a nice bitterness and isn’t too sweet so I added in the elderflower. The Benedictine deepens the flavor with some rich spice, and the bitters.. well, add some bitterness.

Pomegranate of course always makes me think of the Persephone myth, and the apple recalls Eden and the forbidden fruit, so I thought Paradise Lost and Found was a fun twist. Plus I really wanted to get a leather bound copy of Milton. So.

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