I hope you are enjoying the festive season, for me this is a complex time, and not always as relaxing as I wish! But, I’ve been reflecting on the Summer Solstice, and am looking forward to some long days at the beach and some sneaky sewing days. Here’s a revival of a vintage cocktail that I have enjoyed lately. The Jack Rose, a really pretty little drink with a festive red hue and crisp apple tang, perfect for a summery Christmas.
Place your cocktail glass or glasses in the freezer, and fill your shaker three quarters full with ice.
Two parts Applejack, I used a sour apple schnapps (which is actually not so sour)
One part fresh lime juice
One generous dash of Grenadine.
Shake vigorously, until the shaker is frosty and pour into your chilled glasses. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple if you wish. If you prefer smooth, clear cocktails, strain your lime juice or go for the bottle variety. I use fresh lime juice and occasionally sieve out the pulp, it looks sharp, and crisp, and you’ll have a smooth surface, unlike this one!
It still tastes good though!