SANDY DE ALMEIDA
Drake hotel, toronto
I like a stirred, booze-forward cocktail. The name of this one is a play on le trou normand, the tradition of taking a small drink of Calvados between courses of a long meal in order to bore a hole (trou) in the tummy. When I was researching Calvados, I found out it’s the regimental drink of the Royal Canadian Hussars. They drank it when passing through Normandy after D-Day. With the maple syrup, Calvados and cedar infusion, this cocktail is basically fall (or a sauna) in a glass. When I make this cocktail with American rye, I’ll double the Fernet and maple syrup. But the Canadian rye is softer and sweeter.
SANDY DE ALMEIDA IN HER MODEST BAR AT HOME IN TORONTO