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Forbidden Apple

Forbidden Apple cocktail
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This twist on the classic Champagne Cocktail is spiked with apple brandy and orange liqueur.


  • 1 ounce Calvados
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4 ounces Champagne, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Add the Calvados, Grand Marnier and Angostura bitters to a Champagne flute.

  2. Top with Champagne.

  3. Garnish with an orange twist.