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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Normandy Cocktail

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Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This Friday, Mike shares a recipe from the historical The Normandy Kitchen Café & Bar. This week’s selection is the self-titled cocktail – The Normandy.

Ingredients
2 oz. Calvados
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp (or cube) of brown sugar
3 whole cranberries
2 thin slices of apple (Granny smith was used here)

Directions
Muddle cranberries, apple and brown sugar in a large glass; add ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add simple syrup to taste – amount will vary depending on how tart the cranberries are. Garnish with a thin apple slice and three cranberries.

Taste Test
The cranberries, the apples and the brandy make this drink reminiscent of fall to me. But, last I checked, there aren’t any rules as to when you can enjoy a fall taste. This one will need a different amount of simple syrup each time you make it, depending on how sweet or tart the cranberries are.

About The Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar
The Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar is located at 405 South 8th Street in Minneapolis.

To find more recipes from Mike’s Mix, click here.

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