WITH CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES BRUT MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE VQA
Greet your guests with this complex and delicious cocktail (recipe on page 158) that’s based on the quintessential Ontario fall fruit—our fabulous apples. Use a craft Ontario cider and add spirited depth with a little Calvados and Cognac, then top it up with a brut Ontario bubbly. Our local sparkling wines are now the equal of any, and this one, made with 75 percent Chardonnay and 25 percent Pinot Noir, is perfect for our cocktail. It’s not completely dry and is generous with its fruity aromas and flavours—apple and pear with a hint of honeysuckle. Garnish each drink with—what else—apple.