Jack Rose – Beautiful Classic Early 1900s Cocktail

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Jack Rose
Jack Rose

This drink dates back to the early 1900s, and it is one of those drinks that everyone and their mother claimed they invented. The name for it most likely came from the fact that it was pink and made with apple brandy, the most common brand of apple brandy in the United States being Laird’s AppleJack.

Others, however say it was named after a gangster from that period. Think of this as a slightly sweeter and pink version of a Sidecar.


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Jack Rose

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Learn how to make the a Jack Rose.


  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

  • 2 oz Apple Brandy


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.


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