A purl is an old-school English drink classically involving hot ale with or without warming spices and a nice dollop of gin. In this recipe, the ale is replaced with warm sparkling cider. Sound weird? On the contrary, the fizz adds a refreshing essence and works well with the booze. The maple adds a hefty, buttery quality to the mix. You may sip this drink and think it's laden with citrus, but save for the bitters and garnish, there's none. If you want something with a little less oomph, opt for nonalcoholic cider.
- 1 cup Cider
- 1 tbsp Runamok bourbon-barrel-aged maple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz Leopold’s American small-batch gin
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
- Garnish: Orange peel
Heat up the cider until hot and stir in the maple syrup until dissolved.
Pour into a glass mug and add the gin.
Stir again and top with the bitters.
Garnish with an orange peel.