The Jack Rose: an oldie but a goodie!

We had an impromtu photo sho

ot here today at the Shiba Shack!  One of the local media outlets covering Art of the Cocktail came by take some shots of at-home cocktail making, and get the scoop on what prompts someone to enter a cocktail competition instead of leaving it to the pros! 


With a request for something with some camera appeal (think pink!), I decided to whip up an oldie but a goodie: the Jack Rose.  Its a simple sour, with a twist.  Applejack as the base spirit (a decidedly prohibition-era spirit!), made sour with lemon juice, and sweetened with grendadine.  With homemade grenadine, the end-result is a soft Hello Kitty pink, rather than the vibrant pink those accustomed to pre-mixes might be expecting — its definintely tastier!

The Jack Rose

  • 2 oz. Applejack (I used Laird's bonded, If you don't have Applejack try Calvados)
  • 0.75 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. grenadine

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass

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