American Trilogy
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About this Cocktail

The drink that inspired BarNotes. My good friend Dan Stone, a fellow cohort on BarNotes, introduced me to this cocktail on one of his previous visits to the Bay area. After he left I searched the recipe online and found many versions. None of them this recipe. None of them this good.

  • 1 oz. Old Overholt rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. Lairds Bonded Apple Brandy
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Woodford Reserve cherry bitters
  • 1 bar spoon of maple syrup

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, stir and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with lemon peel.

  • Ryan Gannon tried the 1/1/2 dashes orange bitters/1 brown sugar cube route? That's the Milk & Honey (McIlroy & Boccato) one, and it's pretty stellar.
  • Brandon Herring
    Have not but sounds good. I will say my fav part of this version of the drink is the maple - if you use the good stuff. Will try with brown.
  • Robby Garfinkel
    Had once at White Star. Bartender insisted it also included Scotch. Strange.
  • Eric Mulch
    Very nice. Didn't have any cherry bitters, so subbed peychauds. Still nice. Next time May sub a bourbon cherry instead.

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