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