Apple Jack Rabbit

Applejack, Orange juice, Lemon juice, Maple syrup
34ozLemon juice
34ozOrange juice
12ozMaple syrup
Shake, strain, serve up.
This is the PDT version.
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
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Created bySavoy Cocktail Book
AuthenticityAltered recipe
Posted byendless_optimism on 07/11/2010


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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.

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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

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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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