Wednesday, October 22, 2008

American Cider Makers Should Produce Pommeau

Pommeau is the favorite end of the night beverage at Jimmy's No. 43. Originating in Normandie, France, it is a blend of fresh cider and calvados (a cognac like apple brandy). 16% alcohol. New York state makes a lot of cider. All we need is a local distillery to make some apple brandy and upstate New York could solve its economic crisis with one happy and healthful product.

The kids at Mad Tasty Collective have a few drink recipes, one with Pommeau.

Also, Slow Food NYC's Ed Yowell has his own pommeau and apple brandy cocktail, the Local Jack, which he served at a 100 mile dinner this past spring.