The Original Recipe:
- 1 oz Rye Whiskey
- 1 oz Apple Juice
- 0.25 oz Maple Syrup
- 2–3 generous dashes aromatic bitters (e.g., Angostura)
Shake, strain into glass. Gently squeeze orange peel over glass to release oils, drop peel into glass, serve.
For the Mocktail version:
Omit whiskey, double the bitters (4 dashes), and add splash of ginger ale.
The Final Product
The recipe had to be tailored a bit to fit the needs of the caterer for bulk consumption, but the final product was heavily inspired by my recipe. It came out a bit sweet for my tastes, but it was received really well. I still prefer my original recipe, though. 😉