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New Recipe Page: Jack Rose

The Jack Rose is a classic, fruit-forward sour with Apple brandy and grenadine. It was huge in it’s day - which was the early 20th century - but today is not embraced the way some other resurgent classics are (Last Word, Sazerac, etc.). This is likely because of the grenadine, which has a reputation for kid’s drinks and cocktails that are better off forgotten - sorry, Tequila Sunrise. But real grenadine is a legit classic cocktail ingredient, provided you don’t use the mass market stuff. I've always made it from scratch - my recipe is also on the new page. If you use that in your Jack rose, and balance it well, it is a drink that absolutely deserves a seat at the grownups cocktail table.

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