Think of this Pomme en Croute cocktail as a riff on the Brandy Crusta, a classic New Orleans drink recipe that dates back to the 1850s. The original Pomme recipe was dreamed up by bartender Chris Hannah at Arnaud’s French 75 a few years ago. (Oooooh….Arnaud’s….drool….)

Coupling the Calvados (or other apple brandy) with Campari, lemon and orange juice, this drink is a delicious combination of sweet (from the sugar rim) and tart (from the drink). If you like Old Fashioneds, you’ll love this.

Want to learn how to rim a glass with cocktail sugar for your Pomme en Croute cocktail drink recipe? Check out our easy to follow recipe tutorial here.

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Pomme en Croute Cocktail

Pomme en Croute Cocktail

  • Author: Patricia Beets
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x



4 oz Calvados (or apple brandy)

1 oz Campari

2 oz fresh orange juice

1 oz fresh lemon juice

Yellow sanding sugar to garnish

1 Fresh orange, juiced

2 Tablespoons Honey




Mix fresh orange juice and honey in a shallow bowl. Pour some of the yellow sugar into a separate bowl.

Take two chilled rocks glasses, and moisten the glass rims in the juice-honey mixture, then dip glass rim into yellow sugar. Shake off excess sugar and set glasses aside.


Take a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and Calvados (or apple brandy), Campari, and fresh orange and lemon juice. Cover shaker, shake vigorously until shaker is frosted (about 15 to 30 seconds). Strain into sugar-rimmed glasses and serve.


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