Applejack is an apple brandy based spirit made in the United States, primarily by the Laird Company. Historically made by freeze concentration of hard apple cider and not fractional distillation, applejack is now made by blending neutral spirits with apple brandy to make a lightly apple flavored spirit that is 80 proof. 

Laird & Company is based in Scobyville, New Jersey and was the first commercial distiller in the United States, with Distiller's License #1 dated to 1780. They still make a version of applejack through the modern process. 

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Some popular cocktails containing Applejack

  • Pear of Jacks — Rye, Applejack, Orange bitters, Pear Shrub, Demerara syrup
  • Color in Your Cheeks — Fernet Branca, Applejack, Lemon juice, Grade A dark amber maple syrup, Egg white, Apple
  • Autumn in the Poconos — Applejack, Pear liqueur, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Apple Shrub
  • The Dandy Brandy Smash — Applejack, Cognac VSOP, Simple syrup, Egg white, Mint, Lemon
  • Lafayette — Applejack, Byrrh, Dry vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters
  • American Trilogy — Applejack, Rye, Orange bitters, Grade A dark amber maple syrup, Orange peel
  • Woxum — Applejack, Sweet vermouth, Herbal liqueur
  • Viking's Cup — Gran Classico, Aromatized wine, Aquavit, Applejack, Bitters
  • Absolution — Bénédictine, Maraschino Liqueur, Applejack, Absinthe, Lemon juice
  • Smoked Jack Rabbit — Applejack, Islay Scotch, Lemon juice, Grade B maple syrup, Orange cream citrate, Kosher Salt
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