Rudolph’s Apple Sling | Cocktail Party

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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