Apple Jack Rabbit

Description
Applejack, Orange juice, Lemon juice, Maple syrup
Ingredients
2ozApplejack
34ozLemon juice
34ozOrange juice
12ozMaple syrup
Instructions
Shake, strain, serve up.
Notes
This is the PDT version. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/10/applejack-rabbit-classic-apple-brandy-cocktail-pdt-recipe.html
History
Originally written as a hooker (about 1 1/2 oz) each of applejack and syrup and the juice of a lemon and an orange -- a huge and revoltingly sweet drink. Embury suggests 6:1:1:1
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1930's
Created bySavoy Cocktail Book
AuthenticityAltered recipe
Referencehttp://savoystomp.com/2008/02/04/apple-jack-rabbit-cocktail/
Posted byendless_optimism on 07/11/2010

Comments

Dan's picture

I tried this both as written and with bourbon (because, uh, I goofed). Both are interesting. I also tried the absinthe garnish, but I think it overwhelmed it because I used too much (more of a float). I think if I actually had a dropper bottle, I might have liked it more. It is a very mild-mannered cocktail -- a good choice for someone looking for something relaxing and easy-to-drink. It's also a good introduction to apple brandy.

Dan's picture

Curated with poster's permission/approval to include the missing orange juice and some history. This is rather a difficult drink to list because the original is undrinkable by today's standards and there seems to be no consensus about how that should be remedied.

Excellent with a few drops of absinthe to garnish.

Dan's picture

BTW, you made it before we corrected the recipe to include orange juice. I still think your absinthe garnish sounds nice. Anise and maple sounds unusual -- in a good way.

I had been adding a dash or two of absinthe to this (PDT) version of the recipe:

2oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
3/4oz Lemon Juice
3/4oz Orange Juice
1/2oz Grade B Maple Syrup

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/10/applejack-rabbit-classic-appl...

Dan's picture

Ding, ding, ding -- we have a winner. Given that the original is awful and there are a zillion modern versions, I'm happy to accept the PDT as a modern standard, and it sounds good to me.

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