By Tabi Slick

Today is March 11, 2019 and is a very special day because it is #NationalJohnnyAppleseedDay! There are many rumors about Johnny Appleseed and today I’m going to share the truth about the man behind the myth.

But first, here’s my recipe for an Appleseed Old Fashioned that you should make and enjoy while diving into the history of Johnny Appleseed!

How to make an Appleseed Old Fashioned Recipe:


  • Apple brandy
  • Simple syrup
  • Cardamom Bitters
  • Cinnamon
  • Club Soda


  1. Fill shaker with ice and pour 1.5 oz.
  2. Add 1 oz. simple syrup
  3. 4 dashes of cardamom bitters (regular bitters will work also, but for a delicious herbal flavor go for cardamom)
  4. Shake it all up, pour over ice in a lowball glass and enjoy!

Now that that’s settled, sit back, relax and enjoy this taste of history!

How will you be celebrating National Johnny Appleseed Day? Tell us in the comments below!

TABI SLICK is an award-winning author of paranormal and historical fantasy. Her works include: “Tompkin’s School: For The Extraordinarily Talented“, “Tompkin’s School: For the Dearly Departed“, the novella “Unforgivables“, and “Timur’s Escape“. When she’s not writing, she’s often found either researching or with her nose stuck in a book. 


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[1] Puchko, Kristy. 9 Facts That Tell the True STory of Johnny Appleseed., 2017.

[2] Tentree International. 10 things you probably don’t know about Johnny Appleseed., 2017.
[3] Willis, Matthew. The Real Story Behind “Johnny Appleseed”., 2016.

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