In his new book, Robert Simonson calls the Jack Rose “one of the best known of the apple brandy cocktails,” citing this recipe from Boston bartender Jackson Cannon as a exceptional version of the drink. The debate on lime juice versus lemon wages on, but in Cannon’s iteration from Eastern Standard, he chooses lemon for delicious results.
2 oz. applejack
¾ oz. grenadine
¾ oz. lemon juice
Tools: juicer, shaker, strainer
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
“Reprinted with permission from 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2017. Published Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.”