A Hemingway Bar signature, this light, effervescent cocktail is Field’s homage to France. Made with Calvados (an apple-based eau de vie) and Brut Champagne, "the cocktail tastes like an autumn cider from the Domfrontais region of Normandy,” says Field. “It’s my favorite cocktail."
1 branch fresh mint
1 teaspoon white sugar
¾ oz Calvados pays d'Auge VSOP, such as Christian Drouin
1 oz of clear apple juice
Brut Champagne, to top
Place a whole branch of fresh mint in a highball glass. Add the sugar, Calvados, apple juice and ice; top with Champagne.