A tempting concoction created by Justin Noel, head bartender at cocktail bar 1534 in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, wowed the judges at the Big Apple Cocktail Competition. The contest was part of the festivities for the official launch of Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin at The Forum in Union Square. Justin dubbed his winning recipe “The Caledonia Club,” and it was crowned the Caorunn Big Apple Cocktail of the Year. Justin will represent Caorunn at Tales of the Cocktail July 20-24th in New Orleans.
To enjoy his creation, you’ll need Caorunn gin, fresh pressed apple juice, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, orange blossom honey, Hero’s red currant preserves, a sprig of dill and egg white. Garnish with an apple fan.