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Apple Jack cocktail
Apple Jack cocktail: the real original recipe by Robert Vermeire dating from 1922.


Pour 1 person
6 cl Calvados
2 cl gum syrup or Curaçao
1 or 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

How to make

👉 mixing glass / 🥃 martini / 🍸 short drink (8cl) / ⏱️ 4 mn
  1. Pour the Calvados, the gum syrup (or curacao), the Angostura bitters and a few ice cubes into a mixing glass.

  2. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  3. Strain into a martini glass.

  4. Add olive or cherry and squeeze the essence of a lemon-peel on top.


The Apple Jack appeared for the first time in 1922 in Robert Vermeire's book Cocktails: How to mix them.

This is the real original recipe as it was published in 1922 that we will show you here with no more and no less than Calvados, Angostura Bitter, and gum syrup or curaçao that the author leaves it to everyone's choice. Robert Vermeire also tells us that this cocktail is also called Jersey Lightning in the USA.

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