Jack Rose

Apple brandy is an enjoyable substitute for whisky in many classic cocktails. Apple brandy distillers almost universally endorse the Apple Brandy Old Fashioned, and some claim it’s the true original: the oldest-fashioned Old Fashioned. However, the Jack Rose—which has nebulous origins in the early 20th century and was a Prohibition favorite—remains the spirit’s signature drink.


  • 2 oz. applejack or straight apple brandy
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. grenadine
  • Cherry or apple slice


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry or apple slice.

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