Rudolph’s Apple Sling
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.
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).
- Rudolph’s Apple Sling recipe at PUNCH