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Ian J. Lauer

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Jack Rose Cocktail 26 Jun 2012
1:42 pm

Zach: The PDT recipe is my favorite, as well (the decision came after much taste-testing). I prefer lemon with apple brandy, but to each his own. TheBalch: The applejack is not bottled in bond, but Laird's 100-proof apple brandy is. The applejack is cut with neutral spirits, smoothing it out but diluting the flavor a bit. If you can get your hands on the bonded brandy or their 7.5 year-old brandy (nice to sip on its own), do so. Both make a wonderful Jack Rose, though the bonded makes for a brusque and bracing drink. Anybody tried this with calvados, as Benjamin mentioned? Think I'll go try that out... - Ian (temperedspirits.com)