Greg likes to call this drink “my old friend Jack Rose.” This night, however, he wasn’t as friendly as usual. (Jack Rose, not Greg.) We used an organic, natural grenadine, and my theory is that some of the syrupy sweetness associated with the old-style chemical types was missing. The lime took over and left us a little wanting. So we took the drink back to the shaker and added a little more grenadine. Voila, our old friend was back.
2 ounces applejack
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
Shake with cracked ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.