This American Trilogy recipe is proof that America was always great


The American Trilogy

• 30ml rye whiskey
• 30ml applejack
• 1 brown sugar cube
• 2-4 dashes of Angostura orange bitters
• splash of soda

Recipe adapted from a spec by Richard Boccato in Regarding Cocktails, by Sasha Petraske & Georgette Moger-Petraske

With all the trouble of the recent US election, you couldn’t be blamed for being fed up with America.

Hopefully, though, this American Trilogy recipe will remind you what has always been great about the States.


Created by Richard Boccato during his time at Little Branch — a sister bar of Milk & Honey and one within the purview of the late Sasha Petraske — the recipe calls for rye whiskey and that peculiarly American spirit, applejack.

Applejack is, of course, that old school American spirit from its colonial past, which was made by freezing apple cider. The ice that formed would be taken off and you’d be left with a concentrated apple spirit of sorts.

It’s not made that way these days, instead it’s fortified with neutral grain spirit, but it still offers a uniquely American flavour that makes this twist on the Old Fashioned a favourite.

This American Trilogy recipe appeared in our November issue How To — click here for more.

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