The Close Call

The Close Call
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  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

A icy milk punch from Rickhouse in San Francisco.

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  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ounce applejack
  • 1 ounce Bols aged genever
  • 1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/4 ounce Grade B maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 dash Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters
  • 1/2 ounce port such as Six Grapes
  • Cinnamon stick for grating


  1. 1.

    Fill a Collins glass with crushed ice.

  2. 2.

    Place applejack, genever, yellow Chartreuse, maple syrup, heavy cream, orange juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour over crushed ice.

  3. 3.

    Top with port and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.

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