Apple Jack Rabbit

2 oz Applejack
34 oz Lemon juice
34 oz Orange juice
12 oz Maple 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
From other users
  • Very good with laird's bonded Apple brandy as recommended by the pdt book, the wife particularly enjoyed this. — ☆☆☆☆
  • No bad, but pretty sweet. Tried with a dash of absinthe, but that didn't really do much for me. — ☆☆☆
  • To try
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Curated with poster's

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.

BTW, you made it before we

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 tried this both as written

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.

Ding, ding, ding -- we have a

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.