The Jack Rose is a popular drink from the time of Prohibition. There are various theories about how the drink got its name but it was most likely named after ‘Bald Jack Rose’, a small-time gangster and informer, who was a star witness in what was then known as the ‘Trial of the Century’ in New York. It was the trial of Lieutenant Charles Baker who was framed with, and ultimately sent to the electric chair for, the murder of Herman Rosenthal (owner of several gambling dens). The drink is made and served straight up which means that it is strained into a cocktail glass with no ice. It is a concoction of Applejack (4 parts), which is an apple brandy (known as calvados in France), fresh lemon juice (2 parts) and grenadine syrup (1 part). The best grenadine to use is a syrup made from pressed pomegranate seeds and not the bottom shelf, artificially coloured syrup. It has a nice rose colour which also could suggest where the drink got its name from – the mixture of the Applejack ingredient and the rose colour. Jack Rose was one of the favourite tipples of Ernest Hemingway and is mentioned in his book ‘The Sun Also Rises’.