2 ounces Laird’s Straight Apple Brandy
1/2 ounce lemon juice (though lime is preferred by some)
1/2 ounce grenadine
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.