If you’ve never tried apple brandy, fall is the perfect time, though Jackson Cannon’s Jack Rose is delicious any time of year. Be sure to use Applejack, a potent American spirit that dates back to Colonial times, and not another apple brandy. Blended with perfect proportions of fresh lemon juice and homemade grenadine, it makes a lovely cocktail. For a full trio of 3-ingredient cocktails, take a look at the Obituary Cocktail and the Gold Rush cocktail too.
It’s definitely worth making your own grenadine, but since you’ll have 2 cups, try using it in our Ward Eight cocktail recipe and our Scofflaw cocktail recipe too, or for a non-alcoholic grenadine delight, get our Shirley Temple recipe.
For the homemade grenadine: