Faisan normand - Calvados substitute

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  1. slayertplsko

    slayertplsko

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    I just bought a young pheasant and want to cook it a la normand. However, I don't have any Calvados at home and the brandy is quite expensive. I do have a bottle of eau de vie de poires du valais, which is a similar type of brandy. I also have some white rum, some scotch, some red vermouth, some dry gin, some homemade mead and some other alcohols. Which do you think would make the best substitute? Thanks.
     
  2. cheflayne

    cheflayne

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     Similiar but pear not apple. Reduce some apple juice and add it to regular brandy or rum.