While applejack isn’t a common liquor anymore (Laird and Company is currently the leading brand and not too hard to find), it has a long and storied history that places it as the base spirit in many classic cocktails. The Jack Rose is a potent drink that’ll put hair on any boozehound’s chest.
2 1/2 oz applejack
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 tsp grenadine
Pour all ingredients into a shaker two-thirds full of ice and shake well. Serve in a cocktail glass, preferably sitting down.