Jack Rose Recipe

Stiff but likable, thanks to applejack, grenadine, and lemon.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Something of a lost classic, the Jack Rose is best made with fresh grenadine (surprisingly easy to make), Laird's Applejack, a bit of lemon, and a dash of Peychaud's bitters. It's spirit-forward with a refreshing fruity undercurrent that makes it really easy to drink.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 ounces Laird's Applejack

  • 3/4 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade

  • 3/4 ounces fresh squeezed juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 dash Peychaud's bitters

  • Lemon twist


  1. Combine applejack, grenadine, lemon juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Squeeze lemon twist over surface of drink, skin-side-out to release fragrant oils. Rub rim of glass with skin side of lemon twist and discard twist. Serve immediately.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
191 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)