So I won’t lie, I don’t have any real concrete evidence to point to this being the American version of the Rose recipe. Honestly the recipe for this cocktail is kinda all over the place. Older books cite just the French and English version and later ones add the American version. The recipes jump around between currant, grenadine (pomegranate), cherry, and raspberry. So here is an explanation of why I broke the three up the way I did:
• Older books only mention the French or English version and they only mention, currant or grenadine as the sweetener.
• I don’t see raspberry pop up until folks start mentioning an American version.
• Of the older books that just mention the French and English version, more often than not, the French one is associated with currant.
With that information I figured my best bet was to associate French with currant, English with grenadine, and American with raspberry. Not to say I am absolutely right, but with all the time I have invested in trying to figure this out, this is the best I could come up with.