1 oz Laird's 7 1/2 Year Apple Brandy
1 oz Aperol
1/6 Gala Apple
Slice up apple wedge into a dozen pieces. Add rest of ingredients and shake hard with ice to muddle up the apple. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an apple slice.
For my last cocktail at Drink on Monday night, bartender Sam Treadway mentioned that he had come up with a variation of Hungry Mother's No. 47. Besides switching the whiskey from Bourbon to rye, Sam upped the apple quotient not only by swapping the Laird's Applejack (at 35% apple:65% grain neutral spirit) for the more intense Laird's 7 1/2 Year Apple Brandy but by adding muddled apple to the drink. Sam dubbed his variation "Keep the Doctor Away," although given the amount of raw apple in the drink, you might want to drink more than one of these per diem to have the math work out. Doctor's orders.