American Orchard Sipper

This delightful cocktail combines the bold flavors of rye whiskey and apple brandy, complemented by the subtle sweetness of brown sugar and the aromatic touch of orange bitters. It's a perfect balance of American spirits, creating a smooth and sophisticated drink that's ideal for sipping on any occasion. Whether you choose to muddle a brown sugar cube or use simple syrup, the result is a timeless blend of classic ingredients that pays homage to the American heritage of distilling.

American Orchard Sipper

A smooth and sophisticated blend of rye whiskey, Laird's Straight Apple Brandy, brown sugar, and orange bitters, creating a timeless tribute to American spirits.

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  • 1 1/4 oz Rye whiskey
  • 1 1/4 oz Laird's Straight Apple Brandy
  • 1 brown sugar cube (or 1 barspoon of simple syrup)
  • 2-4 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a mixing glass, muddle the brown sugar cube with the orange bitters until dissolved, or simply pour in the barspoon of simple syrup.
  2. Add the rye whiskey and Laird's Straight Apple Brandy to the mixing glass.
  3. Toss in enough ice and stir well.
  4. Serve the cocktail over ice in an old fashioned glass, or serve it up in a chilled glass, according to your preference.
  5. Enjoy sipping on this classic American Trilogy cocktail!