Master Classic Cocktails: The Jack Rose

Master Classic Cocktails: The Jack Rose

I recently made a batch of homemade grenadine and it turned out to be a very large batch of grenadine – you may remember it from the Clover Club cocktail from a little while back. Well, if possible, I think I found a cocktail for it that I like even more.

Looking through classic cocktail recipes led me to my next investments (and I use that term lightly, because these are both inexpensive): regular ol’ brandy and applejack. I haven’t even used the brandy yet. Because I have been making lots of these Jack Rose cocktails instead.

Master Classic Cocktails: The Jack Rose

Lemon juice, pomegranate syrup and applejack. It’s a sweet and sour combination that is not unlike candy. It’s a little dangerous in that respect – this drink goes down VERY easily.

But I love it for that reason. So many cocktails are quite bitter, or they require the imbiber to already appreciate the base spirit. Somebody who doesn’t like gin won’t like a classic martini.

I think just about anyone would enjoy a Jack Rose. I think it will be a solid back-pocket crowd pleaser in my entertainment arsenal going forward.

Master Classic Cocktails: The Jack Rose
 
A true crowd pleaser, a Jack Rose is a sweet and sour combination not unlike candy, with lemon juice, pomegranate syrup and applejack.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Laird’s Applejack
  • ½ oz. grenadine (preferably homemade!)
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • Twist of lemon to garnish
Instructions
  1. Shake the applejack, grenadine and lemon juice in a shaker full of ice until very, very cold.
  2. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Rebekah Hubbard

I'm the writer and photographer at PDXfoodlove.com. I love living in Portland, Oregon and the lifestyle in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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