At their most essential, slings are nothing more than hot water and a base liquor. Although we've spiced this one up a little, simplicity is still the watchword. In this case, we're using two local products near and dear to our hearts. Perfect for larger gatherings, this can be kept warm in a crockpot or assembled individually. This recipe serves 1.
1 ounce Green Hat Gin
1/2 ounce Charm City Mead
1/2 ounce Clove Simple Syrup
4 ounces hot water
Mix all ingredients together in a heat-safe glass or mug. Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg.
To make the Clove Simple Syrup: Dissolve one cup dark brown sugar in one cup hot water. Simmer five to six cloves for every half cup of water for fifteen minutes or so.