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Jack Rose Cocktail Recipe

jack rose cocktail

Photo courtesy of Middle Branch.

The Jack Rose is a simple Applejack cocktail that gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. While there are several theories as to the origin of its name, including talk of a notorious gangster, the drink likely got its name because it’s made with applejack and it’s rose colored.  Simple enough.

But it varies a bit from there.  Some drink recipes call for lemon juice, while others call for the juice of one lime.  I’ve made it both ways and, honestly, it’s pretty damn good regardless of which citrus you prefer.

The Jack Rose

2 ounces applejack
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce real pomegranate grenadine

Shake with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon or lime twist.

Written by Kevin Gray

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