I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for a Sunday night cocktail. I had actually intended to post about The Old Vermont cocktail today. I had seen the recipe last week and thought the gin, maple syrup, and citrus combination sounded tasty and interesting. Plus I was just really excited to use the maple syrup we picked up in Vermont. Sadly, the drink tasted like cough syrup. Blech. Cough syrup is definitely not my favorite flavor combination! Luckily, we had just picked up a bottle of Laird’s AppleJack and I was able to make the classic Jack Rose cocktail.
This is one tasty drink! The Jack Rose was created in the early 1900’s and was a very popular drink in the 20’s and 30’s. It’s apparently making a comeback as I’ve had the Jack Rose at a few bars around Boston (the Hawthorne and Eastern Standard). The AppleJack, lime ( or lemon), and grenadine combination creates a cocktail that is crisp and light with a nice well-rounded finish. And fun fact, AppleJack is made by the oldest licensed distillery in the country and was referred to as “Jersey Lightning” during colonial times. So go buy yourself some Jersey Lightning and make this drink!
- 1 ½ ounces AppleJack
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice (lemon will work too)
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- ¼ ounce Grenadine
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass. Enjoy!