The American Trilogy is a recent cocktail innovation. Invented a decade ago at New York’s Little Branch bar, it’s reminiscent of a brandy old fashioned, but uses rye whiskey and apple brandy to give the drink softer, more rounded edges.

American Trilogy

1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. apple brandy
2 dashes orange bitters
1 tsp. demerara syrup

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Add ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 40 seconds to dilute. Strain into glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.