Apple Jack Cocktail – Classic 1917 Hugo Ensslin Recipe

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The Apple Jack was created in New York by Hugo Ensslin. He was the author of the last major cocktail book, Recipes For Mixed Drinks, to be written before prohibition hit. His book offers a nice glimpse into bartending at its most mature form in the United States before prohibition.

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Apple Jack Cocktail – A Classic Pre-Prohibition American Cocktail

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

180

kcal
ABV

34%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Apple Jack cocktail by Hugo Ensslin from his 1917 book Recipes for Mixed Drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 dash Peychauds Bitters

  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

  • 1 tsp Gum Syrup

  • 2 oz Apple Brandy

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into glass.

Notes

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