Rudolph’s Apple Sling

Rudolph's Apple Sling cocktail with gin, apple brandy, maple syrup, and aromatic bitters

Rudolph’s Apple Sling is the creation of Sam Gauthier at New York’s Boilermaker. It’s a homage to his experience of sitting around a Christmas tree, eating a slice of baked apple pie.

Gauthier garnishes the glass with a spritz of pine-y gin like St. George Terroir, to amp up the Christmas-morning scent. If you don’t happen to have a spray bottle of gin on hand, you can leave it off. A garnish of spruce tips or rosemary wouldn’t be out of place – but we like how it looks with one brandied cherry at the bottom, red like Rudolph’s nose.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a small chilled cocktail glass (pre-spritzed with a pine-forward gin, if you like).

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