Press Event in Knokke

The last 7th May, Ran Van Ongevalle, the best Belgian bartender since 3 years, presented his news Calvados-based cocktails at the bar “The Pharmacy” at Knokke-Le-Zout (Belgium).

Bartenders, journalists and bloggers present were able to discover the virtues of Calvados in mixology with these three refreshing cocktails highly recommended this summer!


Calvados-based cocktail Lecompte 5 years:

-50 ML Calvados Lecompte 5 years

-30ML lemon juice

-20 ML syrup dill

-BSP 1 Yellow Chartreuse


Glass: Martini

Method: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake for about 15 seconds, and then pour. Serve with dill.

Ice: not

Presentation: dill and lemon zest

Syrup of dill: Dissolve 1 kg of sugar in hot water, and then add 120 g of dill and leave. Infuse until completely cooled

Ran : The spicy notes of this cocktail blend perfectly with the nice balance between oak and fruit of this Calvados Lecompte: an explosion of flavors!”


Calvados-based cocktail Père Magloire VSOP:

-50 ML Calvados Père Magloire VSOP

-25 ml lemon juice

-25 ML red grapefruit

-20 ML syrup

-1 BSP Rinquinquin or peach liqueur

-1 BSP Absinthe


Glass: long drink

Method: Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake, serve with ice in a long drink glass

Crystal: cubes

Presentation: licorice and grapefruit

Ran : “A fantastic Calvados which deserves only the most delicate flavors! Fishing, anise and grapefruit make this cocktail the ideal drink for the summer!”


Calvados-based cocktail Boulard Grand Solage:

-75 ML Calvados Boulard Grand Solage

-10 ml syrup cardamom

-1 BSP Fernet Branca

-3 D Peychaud’s bitters


Glass: old-fashioned

Method: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for about 45 seconds to get a very cold mixture.

Crystal: cubes or bowl

Presentation: orange peel loop

Cardamom syrup: dissolve 1 kg of fine sugar in warm water, then add 15 g of green cardamom and steep until completely cooled.

Ran : This Calvados is precisely what must be a Calvados: an explosion of the purest apple flavors. To maintain this harmony, we have added products that reinforce it!”


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