Classic Cocktail: The Deauville

Posted by johngl

Continuing with my “it’s too hot to cook, let’s drink instead” philosophy, I explored the interwebs for classic cocktails I’ve never tried.  For shame!  There are lots of them.  I’d never even heard of the Deauville Cocktail, let alone actually consumed one.

It sounded good, so here we are.

Attempting to find the history of this cocktail has been a little cumbersome as there isn’t much about it other than lots of references to New Orleans in the 1930’s.  Okay, so branching out a little farther, I noticed there is a Deauville, France.  Deauville is in the northern area of France where the apple brandy called Calvados originates. The Deauville Cocktail contains Calvados.  Coincidence?  I think not.

So, my guess is that a well-heeled French guy from Deauville went to New Orleans in the 1930s only to find out that liquor was illegal in the US due to the idiocy called Prohibition. In his satchel he carried three wonderful products from his homeland: Cognac, Calvados, and Cointreau.

Funny how that works…

Deauville Fixins: Cointreau, Calvados, and Cognac

Add the juice of a lemon, an voila, the Deauville Cocktail was born!

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

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