The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #10
Lt. Sutton

Capable and highly professional, Lt. Sutton knows that military action has political aspects and consequences. He tries to moderate his soldiers’ hot-headed tendencies and keep them from being deceived. Though straightforward and no-nonsense, he is not simple.

This drink emphasizes balance above all. Harshness from the rye, sweetness from the sherry, bitterness from the Nonino, and sourness from the lemon moderate one another. Lt. Sutton tries to keep his volatile, diverse troops from fighting amongst themselves while trying to prevent a system-wide war.


  • 4 parts rye
  • 1 part sherry
  • ¼ part lemon juice
  • ¼ part Amaro Nonino
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters


Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Twist a strip of orange peel to express the oils into the drink, then add the peel as garnish.