3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Tart And Apple-y Jack Rose

Happy Friday, my friends and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we're making quite the delicious beverage: the tart and apple-y Jack Rose.

Photos by Claire Lower

I know winter is over, but the weather keeps fluctuating between hot and cold, leaving me unsure what kind of alcohol I should be putting in my body. Applejack is the answer here and this cocktail has a good bit of it.

In addition to Laird's apple jack (which fortunately reentered the Australian market last year), this drink also features tart, sunny-tasting lemon juice and a bit of grenadine. If you are a very fancy person with very fancy tastes, you can make your own grenadine out of pomegranate juice, but I won't be judging anyone for using store-bought.

To make the drink-of-two-seasons, you will need:

  • 70mL Laird's applejack
  • 30mL fresh lemon juice
  • 15mL grenadine

Combine all ingredients in a stirring glass filled with ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a strip of zest from the lemon you just squeezed.

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