Definition of Calvados in US English:


(also calvados)


  • Apple brandy, traditionally made in the Calvados region of Normandy.

    ‘the taste of Calvados is unique’
    count noun ‘let's have a Calvados’
    • ‘Place the apples and currants in a plastic bag, douse with Calvados and allow to steep in refrigerator overnight.’
    • ‘I quietly told the manager about my disappointment with this dish and he graciously took it off of the bill whilst providing complimentary glasses of Calvados for our entire party of four.’
    • ‘Normandy, the orchard of France, is the home of Calvados - a fact that should not be overlooked in the wine spree.’
    • ‘I put the spoon in the sink, the carton into the freezer, and opened a pouch of Calvados from my drinks box.’
    • ‘Hens scurried in tiny apple orchards amid signs advertising Calvados and farm cider.’
    • ‘The food was pretty good too, washed down with Chateau La Tour and the estate's own Calvados.’
    • ‘The high cocoa butterfat content is revealed at its best in her truffles, whose rich centres may contain Calvados, pistachio, cardamom, raspberries, and toasted Szechuan peppercorns.’
    • ‘There was no time to make light of the incident over a glass of Calvados and it was to be another 40 years before she and the family were to linger over a digestif together.’
    • ‘I had chosen the pork with an apple Calvados sauce, and the wine went with it very well.’
    • ‘Once the cider was sweet and syrupy, I added some folded crêpes, a pour of Calvados, and voila!’
    • ‘I indulged in some very fine Calvados and picked up a Cohiba about seven inches long.’
    • ‘We wrote back to Smee and asked him if it were true that he gave away bottles of Calvados and pasta making machines but he did not choose to dignify our questions with a response.’
    • ‘Panettone has enough fruit in it for me, but you could add some raisins that have been soaked in rum or Calvados to make it extra special.’
    • ‘With their Moroccan lamb patties, ostrich fillets in Calvados, their monkfish and parma ham kebabs, the kitchen certainly has aspiration.’
    • ‘There's also hot apple cider with Calvados for the adults, and minted hot chocolate for the children to help warm up frosty fingers and bright red cheeks.’
    • ‘It wasn't exactly Calvados, but it was good enough.’
    • ‘Then they distilled Calvados from the cider, which is pretty strong.’
    • ‘This day there was no mistaking a French influence in the food and beverages, and Pryor savored every sip of a glass of Calvados, a fine apple brandy made in Normandy.’
    • ‘Take away the visuals and you're sitting on a school table paying for rosemary infused Calvados with fig infused tequila when you'd much rather have a mojito.’
    • ‘She herself rather enjoyed the tang of aged Calvados, and returned from her kitchen with a tray that glittered with full-lead crystal and sterling silver.’