101 Best New Cocktails: The Rusty Apple by Christopher James, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 29th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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The Rusty Applerusty apple

Adapted from a recipe by Christopher James, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

“This cocktail is intended to be a twisted, seasonal mash-up of an Apple Martini and a Rusty Nail,” Christopher James.

30 ml (1.0 oz) Chivas Regal scotch

45 ml (1.5 oz) Berentzen Apfelkorn

30 ml (1.0 oz) Honeycrisp apple juice

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) agave nectar

Drambuie foam*

1 apple fan, as garnish

freshly grated cinnamon, as garnish

Dispense enough Drambuie foam to fill a chilled coupe glass 1/3 of the way.  Shake the rest of the ingredients over ice and strain into the chilled coupe through one part of the foam to avoid ruining the separation effect.  Finish off with an apple fan and some freshly grated cinnamon on the surface of the foam

*Drambuie Foam

60 ml (2 oz) Drambuie

30 ml (1 oz) Berentzen Apfelkorn

15 ml (.5 oz) lemon juice

4 egg whites

Add all ingredients to an ISI charger and use a single charge to whip it into a foam.

gaz sez:  I’m not a huge fan of Berentzen Apfelkorn, or at least I wasn’t until I tasted this baby.  The interaction between this apple-flavored liqueur and the Chivas Regal scotch is a joy to behold.  Scotch can be so hard to work with, and Christopher James pulled this one off very handily, indeed.  Nice one, Christopher.

2 Responses to “101 Best New Cocktails: The Rusty Apple by Christopher James, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ.”

  1. Kevin Clements says:

    I had this drink at the Ryland inn – it was very nice, Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make that drambuie foam since I went there – didn’t guess there was Berentzen in it.

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