The nineteenth century gave birth to many classic cocktails like the Martinez and The Hot Milk Punch, Jack rose is a brandy cocktail the roots of which can also be traced back to the early 19th century. Immensely popular in its time, the cocktail is not only rich in taste but also history. This cocktail has its early mentions in a novel written by prolific American writer Ernest Hemingway. Besides its mentions in literature, American Nobel laureate, John Steinback’s was also known to have a special penchant for the drink. Jack Rose remarkably made its way till the 20th century but with the advent of modern cocktails, like several other cocktails, Jack Rose also began to lose relevance. Although it remains to be one of the iconic cocktails among Brandy connoisseurs. Jack Rose is a brandy cocktail that is put together with addition of a few ingredients like applejack, grenadine and lime juice that is poured gently in either a coupe glass or any other fancy cocktail glass. Applejack is one of the major ingredients used in the making of this bright red cocktail. The reddish colour appears due to grenadine so you must always have a good quality grenadine before getting your hands on this cocktail. With every little sip, you are sure to feel a mix of sweet and tarty flavours.

Revive and rejuvenate your senses with an old-fashioned cocktail that is all things satisfying. Here are a few steps that can help you recreate the same magic at home


  • 30ml applejack
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 20ml grenadine

Steps in the making-

  • Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and pour freshly squeezed lime juice to it, and then add the remaining two ingredients gently.
  • Shake and mix well. Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Your drink is finally ready! Garnish with a lemon wheel or by placing a cherry on the rim of the glass.  

Enjoy this cheery red cocktail over the weekend with family and friends.