Moments for Calvados
As an aperitif
- on the rocks: choose a "Lauriston” FINE CALVADOS, pour it into a tumbler and add one or two ice cubes, which will enhance the aromas of apple and pear.
- on the rocks with sparkling water. This type of drink was much appreciated in the first half of the last century as a thirst-quencher; seltzer water was used in those days.
- as a long drink: "Lauriston” FINE CALVADOS with tonic water or ginger ale makes a very refreshing long drink.
In a cocktail
Cocktails based on Calvados are more and more appreciated throughout the world.
Calvados can play a part in all types of cocktail (Short Drink, Long Drink, After Dinner), but it should be chosen with care:
A "Lauriston” FINE CALVADOS is perfect for cocktails which require a fruit-based spirit. If the cocktail needs more body and length, choose a "Lauriston” Reserve Calvados.

121 cocktail recipes created by barmen from all over the world can be found in the collection edited by Christian Drouin and Jean-Paul Thomine (Honorary President of the Normandy Region of the Association des Barmen de France) and published by Editions Charles Corlet.
As a "Trou Normand”:
In Normandy it is traditional to serve a Calvados in the middle of a copious meal (for example, between the tripe and the leg of lamb). A small glass of Calvados downed in one go speeds up digestion of the earlier courses and gives fresh appetite to enjoy the rest - this is the "Trou Normand”.
For the Trou Normand we recommend either a "Lauriston” Reserve or a "Lauriston” VSOP Calvados.
For a meal of only two or three courses the traditional Trou Normand is inappropriate. It can be replaced by a granité of Calvados apples or an apple sorbet sprinkled with a few drops of "Lauriston” Reserve Calvados.
With cheese
With a powerful cheese such as a Livarot it is better to serve a Calvados of quality rather than a great red wine, for the cheese will overwhelm the wine. The happy marriage of Livarot and Calvados is now recognized far beyond the boundaries of Normandy. Try a "Lauriston” VSOP Calvados.
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After dinner
It is after a good meal that one can best appreciate an old Calvados, considered - and rightly so - as one of the greatest spirits in the world.
Coffee will prepare the palate perfectly to appreciate a "Lauriston” Hors d'Age or vintage Calvados.
A Cigar and a Calvados can go hand-in-hand to delight all connoisseurs. They make perfect marriages where fragrance and savour combine without dominating.
Moments for Calvados
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A few words of advice to help you enjoy your "Lauriston" Calvados

Choosing the right glass:

In a brandy glass the volatile elements of the spirit are all released together and the alcohol dominates the other flavours. Instead, use an open or closed tulip-shaped wine glass to savour a Calvados Comte Louis de Lauriston.


Give your Calvados air:

Never thrust your nose into the glass; the expression of the first wave of aromas can often be quite violent. Wait two or three minutes before inhaling the fragrance of your Calvados. When a bottle of Calvados is opened for the first time, the more volatile and aggressive components take five minutes to evaporate.

Don't copy the wine tasters who swirl the liquid round the glass to encourage full expression of the whole palette of aromas. All you will do is release more quickly some of the aggressive alcoholic components which will overwhelm the other fragrances. Rotate the spirit slowly in the glass; you will see the legs forming on the inside of the glass and the aromas will appear successively, from the most volatile to the heaviest.

Patience will always be rewarded, particularly if you are tasting an old Calvados.



Comte Louis de Lauriston

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Tél. +33 2 33 38 53 96 - Fax +33 2 33 37 99 97


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Tél. +33 2 35 89 99 54 - Fax +33 2 35 88 44 10


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Guillaume Drouin





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Comte Louis de Lauriston

Rue du Mont-Saint-Michel - 61700 DOMFRONT

Tél. +33 2 33 38 53 96 - Fax +33 2 33 37 99 97


C. DROUIN S.A.S

42, rue du Général-Giraud - 76000 ROUEN

guillaumedrouin@calvados-lauriston.com

Tél. +33 2 35 89 99 54 - Fax +33 2 35 88 44 10


Directeur de la publication

et responsable de la rédaction

Guillaume Drouin





Conception & Hébergement

Vinium Luxury Webdesign

3, rue des Corton - 21420 Aloxe-Corton

contact@vinium.com

www.vinium.com


Crédits Photo

Julien Boisard

www.julienboisard.fr



Comte Louis de Lauriston

Rue du Mont-Saint-Michel - 61700 DOMFRONT

Tél. +33 2 33 38 53 96 - Fax +33 2 33 37 99 97


C. DROUIN S.A.S

42, rue du Général-Giraud - 76000 ROUEN

guillaumedrouin@calvados-lauriston.com

Tél. +33 2 35 89 99 54 - Fax +33 2 35 88 44 10


Directeur de la publication

et responsable de la rédaction

Guillaume Drouin





Conception & Hébergement

Vinium Luxury Webdesign

3, rue des Corton - 21420 Aloxe-Corton

contact@vinium.com

www.vinium.com


Crédits Photo

Julien Boisard

www.julienboisard.fr



Comte Louis de Lauriston

Rue du Mont-Saint-Michel - 61700 DOMFRONT

Tél. +33 2 33 38 53 96 - Fax +33 2 33 37 99 97


C. DROUIN S.A.S

42, rue du Général-Giraud - 76000 ROUEN

guillaumedrouin@calvados-lauriston.com

Tél. +33 2 35 89 99 54 - Fax +33 2 35 88 44 10


Directeur de la publication

et responsable de la rédaction

Guillaume Drouin





Conception & Hébergement

Vinium Luxury Webdesign

3, rue des Corton - 21420 Aloxe-Corton

contact@vinium.com

www.vinium.com


Crédits Photo

Julien Boisard

www.julienboisard.fr

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