Sunday, May 3, 2020

american trilogy

1 oz Applejack (Laird's Bonded)
1 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse Bonded)
1/2 oz Maple 2:1 Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
After making the Trans-Am a few days ago, I decided to try its inspiration -- the American Trilogy. I found the recipe in Imbibe Magazine as made at Little Bird, and the article hints that it was inspired a drink at Little Branch. Through a little searching after the fact, I discovered that the original American Trilogy was created by Michael McIlroy in 2007 with a barspoon of rich demerara and not maple as the sweetener. Once prepared, the American Trilogy welcomed the senses with orange and rye aromas. Next, maple and malt on the sip gave way to rye and apple fading into maple and orange flavors on the swallow.

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