2 ounces Laird’s Straight Apple Brandy

1/2 ounce lemon juice (though lime is preferred by some)

1/2 ounce grenadine

Jack Rose

The Jack Rose is named, depending on which story you believe, as a simple play on words: applejack + rose–colored; for the Jacqueminot rose, the color of which is the same as the cocktail, when well–made; or for a notorious gambler and perjurer.

The cocktail is good when made with standard–issue applejack (Laird’s is the only brand in production) or a decent calvados (an apple brandy made in Normandy, France). But it truly shines when made with Laird’s 100–proof, bottled–in–bond straight apple brandy.

Combine and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Optional garnish: dip a thin slice of apple in lemon juice and make a small cross–wise incision. Mount the slice on the rim of the glass.

 

 

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