The American Trilogy
A granulated sucrose product (1/2 glucose to 1/2 fructose) made from molasses. What makes mom's chocolate chip cookies taste so dang good (and butter) (and love).
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
Water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved, creating a fizzy texture. We treat soda water, club soda, seltzer and sparkling water the same.
A whiskey distilled from a grain mash that contains at least 51% rye, a grass and member of the wheat tribe 'Triticeae.'
A phrase/brand used in the US for an apple-flavored brandy distilled from cider, usually aged in oak. We treat this the same as apple brandy.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Put the sugar cube in a room-temperature rocks glass and saturate with the bitters. Add a splash no bigger than a teaspoon of club soda and gently muddle to make a paste. Add the whiskey, applejack, and 1 large ice cube. Stir 10-15 times and garnish with an orange twist. #muddle #build #ontherocks
“This drink came about without much trial and error. . . Although the cocktail’s contents may not technically by 100 % American, neither are the two bartenders who married it in a glass.” -Richard Boccato