Nine generations of Lairds have had a hand in crafting the family's signature spirit, but the company couldn't survive for 200 years on apple jack brandy alone.
See how the family weathered Prohibition (who doesn't love a "medicinal" dispensation?) and the disco era to become one of America's most enduring brands.
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We like ours in a Jack Rose cocktail. It picks up a pink tint from a dollop of grenadine, but make no mistake - this rose packs a thorny sting.
2 oz applejack brandy
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz grenadine
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice or wedge
I have drunk AppleJack for a while.
Use an old fashioned glass or 500ml bistro tumbler
1 oz AppleJack; add
1/2 to 1 oz Appletini mix, nonalcoholic, to taste (I use Rose's brand in the wavy bottle); then
Fill glass with cold club soda
Make sure to use good quality grenadine made from true pomegranates as it should be.
Also a great Laird drink is a Stone Fence, great Fall cocktail.
I first had one of these in my early 20's and still like them! It's hard to find a good bartender who even knows what a Jack Rose is but maybe now that will change. Hope so! And the Apple Jack Manhattan sounds good, I'll have to try one.
Better yet: make an Apple Jack Manhattan. Same as a normal Manhattan but using Apple Jack instead of whiskey.
Jizz, a hangover on a Tuesday???
You libs really need to tone down the wild living.
Yeah, why not? Actually, no hangover. That only happens when I don't eat. Have had nothing better to do lately than sit in the hotel, drink booze, eat pizza, and play Madden 2011. Small town with nothing to do. Fortunately, going home today.
Jizz – What on Earth do you do for a living???
I work for a bank, but they sent me to fill in at another location for several weeks. It was a small town with VERY little activity. Back in the city now, so life resumes. =)
One of these days I'll have to try Laird's... not being much of a drinker at all, I probably haven't had apple jack since my grandfather passed away nearly 30 years ago, but I've driven past the Laird's distillery many times (I've lived less than ten miles away for the past 15 years) and have often wondered about it.
Oh, God. Talking about booze at 9:45 AM? You don't appreciate my hangover, CNN.
And just think - for the west coast, it was 6:45. We're mean like that.
Had me tricked (trix'd?). Thought you were referring to the cereal.
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