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Applejack Rabbit

Applejack Rabbit cocktail
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This drink first appeared in Judge Jr.’s 1927 tome, “Here’s How.” Jim Meehan ups the lemon juice quotient a hair from the original, giving the luxurious notes of the Laird’s bonded apple brandy and maple syrup a bit more backbone.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Drink That Changed My Life: Lisa Laird Dunn on the Applejack Drink That Started a Revolution.”


  • 2 ounces Laird’s bonded apple brandy
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce grade B maple syrup
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.