The Apple Outsider

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The Apple Outsider // A sweet gin cocktail via noglitternoglory.com

while back I went for a drink in one of Belgium’s finest cocktail bars and inquired if they had any sweet gin cocktails. I got a rather cool response that in fact they did not, and that most gin cocktails are either dry or sour.  I’d never claim to be a mixologist of any kind, but the 7 different bottles of gin lurking at me from my bar cart don’t lie.

Don’t tell me you “can’t” make a gin cocktail sweet. In fact, at the time this all happened I’d already shot this recipe. A (wait a minute, what?) sweet gin cocktail, with a side of apple. I think it’s tasty, even if gin is not “supposed” to be mixed in sweet drinks ;). 

This recipe was (very) loosely based on the Outsider from Schiller’s artisanal updates, hence the name. I feel it would actually be best in fall.

5 ml sugar syrup

30ml apple cider

60ml dry gin

juice of 1 lime

ice

apple slice for garnish

1 apple slice cut into pieces

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Muddle the pieces of apple in a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, lime juice, syrup and cider and shake well for 15 to 20 seconds. Pour into a glass, add a straw and garnish with an apple slice. Done! Have a happy friday!

The Apple Outsider // A sweet gin cocktail via noglitternoglory.com

The Apple Outsider // A sweet gin cocktail via noglitternoglory.com

The Apple Outsider // A sweet gin cocktail via noglitternoglory.com