A classic cocktail that dates from the early twentieth century, the Jack Rose is made using applejack, which makes it a natural match for autumn entertaining. Be sure to use a high-quality small-batch grenadine, such as the ones made by Small Hand Foods or Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Many inexpensive versions are made primarily from high-fructose corn syrup and flavorings.
- Ice as needed
- 2 oz. (60 ml) applejack
- 1 oz. (30 ml) fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. (20 ml) small-batch grenadine
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the applejack, lime juice and grenadine. Cover, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve immediately. Serves 1.
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