Jack Rose

Jack Rose
3 minutes
A Jack Rose is a cocktail made from applejack, grenadine, and lemon or lime juice. It was popular in the 1920s and 1930s, but the origin is ambiguous. References track the drink back to the early 20th century. A 1905 article in the National Police Gazette notes the drink and credits a New Jersey bartender named Frank J. May as its inventor.

The Jack Rose is one of six basic drinks detailed in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. It was also a favorite drink of author John Steinbeck.


Adjust Servings
1 1/2 ounce Applejack
3/4 ounce Lemon juice
1/2 ounce Grenadine
1 garnish Lemon twist


Add the ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Fine-strain into a coupe glass
Garnish with a lemon twist
Serve and enjoy!
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