COCKTAILS | There’s more than Roses for Applejack

ApplejackThe Applejack Cocktail, made from a Pegu Club recipe.

The signature cocktail for Applejack is the Jack Rose, a favorite of my grandmother’s that’s enjoyed a nice revival in the last few years. But there are certainly other ways to use Applejack.

One we found was the Applejack Cocktail from the Pegu Club. Another Audrey Saunders miracle, the Applejack Cocktail gets right to the point: it’s all about tasting New Jersey’s finest contribution to the cocktail world. Smelling faintly of apple juice, this drink tasted a lot more like a whiskey cocktail than I’d expected. If you’ve got a bottle of Laird’s lying around for those occasional Roses, give this recipe a whirl.

2 ounces Applejack
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Dashes Angostura bitters
Lemon twist

Combine the Applejack, syrup and bitters in a shaker and stir briskly for about 30 seconds to chill. Serve over a lemon twist in a cocktail glass. Enjoy.

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