There’s a lot of debate on the story behind this drink’s name: who it could be, what it could mean, and so on. The most likely story is that it wasn’t named for anyone or anything, but was just a combo of the “jack” in applejack and the rose color. Since the rose color comes from just a splash of grenadine, you could put your own twist on it by substituting nearly any sweet red liqueur. We’ve included those variations in our recipe.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupé glass and garnish with a lemon twist.