How to Make a Jack Rose Cocktail

Jack Rose is a very popular cocktail drink and its popularity was at peak during 1920s and 30s and it caught huge attention in 1926 when it was mentioned in “The Sun Also Rises” novel about Jake Barnes drinks this special cocktail while waiting for Lady Brett Ashley. The drink is made with the help of lemon juice, lemon, grenadine and applejack and is listed in top six classic drinks by David Embusry in his classic cocktail book called “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks”.

There are too many stories related to this drink. Some people relate this drink with pink rose called “Jacquemot” and is named after that drink while the others state that the drink is named after a gambler called Bald Jack Rose. It is also mentioned on some places that the drink itself was invented by a restaurateur in New Jersey called Joseph P. Rose but the most lodical theory about the name is actually its ingredients. Hence if this beautiful recipe and its vibrant history fancy you a lot then you should try it at home and you can make it very easily by simply following the upcoming steps.

Things You Will Need: A large cocktail glass, cocktail shaker and a stir stick

Serving Size: One Serving

Preparation Time of This Recipe: 10 Minutes

Ingredients Required for This Recipe

– Two and half oz. of applejack
– 3/4 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice
– Lemon twist required for garnishing
– Grenadine just for taste
– Ice cubes as required


  • 1

    Take a cocktail shaker or a normal shaker and add ice cubes, applejack, lemon juice and grenadine in it and turn on the shaker.

  • 2

    Shake the ingredients very well.

  • 3

    Take a large chilled cocktail glass, add the mixture in the glass and stir it.

  • 4

    Your Jack Rose Cocktail is ready to please your guests, just garnish it with the help of lemon twist and serve.

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