The Deauville Cocktail dates back to 1930 and originated in New Orleans. It’s very simple to make, and works well for a pitcher of pre-mixed drinks at a party. It’s a great drink year round, for any occasion – fruity but not too sweet, enjoyable for experienced and occasional drinkers alike. One tip: the better the brandy, the better the drink, so use the best you can afford.
- 3/4 ounce brandy
- 3/4 ounce applejack or calvados
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Shake the ingredients in awith ice, strain into a . No garnish is called for in the recipe, but a bit of lemon rind adds some visual appeal (see photo).
Like the Sidecar, the Deauville Cocktail works well with smoky foods – bacon, barbecue, ham, etc. But the Deauville is a little more on the sour side, so rich mellow flavors are another great option. Mushrooms are a perfect option. For a snack, serve Avacado Stuffed Mushrooms or a more traditional Italian stuffed mushroom recipe. Or for a full meal, make a wild mushroom risotto.