Jack Rose
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Jack Rose
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Jack Rose cocktail is a classic drink that boasts a harmonious blend of fruit flavors and a pleasing tartness, making it an enduring favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Its unique ... more The Jack Rose cocktail is a classic drink that boasts a harmonious blend of fruit flavors and a pleasing tartness, making it an enduring favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Its unique taste profile comes from a well-balanced mix of lemon and lime juice, which adds a fresh citrus zest, coupled with the subtle sweetness of Calvados (an apple brandy from Normandy, France), sugar syrup, raspberry syrup, and a hint of grenadine. The addition of orange bitters lends a complex depth to the drink, while a small amount of egg contributes to its silky texture. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Jack Rose presents a visually appealing and refreshingly tart beverage option that's perfect for various occasions. It's a must-try for those who appreciate cocktails with a rich history and a robust flavor profile, making it a staple in the world of mixology.
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16% | 1.2 units *
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Classic

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Jack Rose cocktail is a delightful symphony of fruit and tart flavors, masterfully crafted to appeal to aficionados of balanced drinks. The combination of Calvados with the zest of lemon and lime creates a refreshing profile, enhanced by the subtle sweetness of raspberry and grenadine, while the dash of orange bitters provides a pleasing complexity that ties all the flavors together nicely. This cocktail stands out with its sophisticated blend, making it a brilliant choice for those who relish a drink with historical charm and a polished palate.

Method
How to make a Jack Rose

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by combining all your ingredients in a shaker filled with ice
If your recipe includes egg white, you might want to first do a dry shake (shaking the ingredients without ice) to get a nice froth
Shake everything together vigorously for about 10-15 seconds, or until you notice the shaker's exterior frosting up, indicating it's sufficiently chilled
After shaking, use a fine strainer to pour your cocktail into a pre-chilled glass, ensuring a smooth texture by leaving any ice chips or solid ingredients behind
This will give you a perfectly mixed and chilled drink ready to enjoy

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Dry  ·  Shake  ·  Froth  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Jack Rose cocktail?

The Jack Rose cocktail is believed to have originated in the early 20th century. Its name is thought to come from the drink's pink color, reminiscent of a rose, with 'Jack' possibly referring to applejack, a spirit closely related to Calvados, which is used in the cocktail. The drink gained popularity in the United States and was famously mentioned in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel, 'The Sun Also Rises.'

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make the Jack Rose cocktail without Calvados?

Yes, you can make a variation of the Jack Rose cocktail without Calvados by substituting it with another type of apple brandy or even applejack, which is a stronger, more American version of apple brandy. The taste will be slightly different, but these substitutes can provide a similar apple-based spirit foundation for the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is the Jack Rose suitable for people who prefer less strong alcoholic drinks?

The Jack Rose, with an alcohol content of 16%, is moderately strong. Its combination of fruit juices and syrups can make it more palatable and less intense than cocktails with higher alcohol content, making it a good option for people who prefer milder alcoholic drinks.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the significance of using both lemon and lime juice in the Jack Rose cocktail?

Using both lemon and lime juice in the Jack Rose cocktail adds a complex citrus profile to the drink. Lemon juice provides a bright, tart flavor, while lime juice offers a slightly sweeter and milder citrus note. This combination enhances the cocktail's fruitiness and complements the apple notes from the Calvados, creating a balanced and refreshing drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Jack Rose cocktail be served to best enjoy its flavors?

The Jack Rose cocktail is best served cold in a cocktail glass. It's important not to shake or stir the cocktail, as indicated, to preserve the delicate balance of its ingredients and prevent dilution. Chilling the cocktail glass before serving can further enhance the drinking experience by keeping the cocktail cold longer, allowing you to enjoy its flavors and aromas at their best.

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