Jack Rose Recipe

Jack Rose Recipe

[Photograph: 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.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 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. 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.