In my (not always) humble opinion, October is the greatest month. Squash is in season, the East Coast smells like ember, you can eat as much candy corn as you please (calories don’t count on Halloween), and most importantly, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s raise a pink and bubbly glass to everyone who has been affected by this odious disease and discuss, over our blushing cocktails, how we can all become more attentive and empowered.
The Jack Rose, one of the chicest, yet lesser known drinks swilled during the Roaring Twenties, tastes like a fall-flavored Shirley Temple. It pairs applejack (brandy distilled from apples) with a touch of grenadine for a sweet and bright blend. In a mixing glass combine 1½ ounces applejack, ½ ounce grenadine, and the juice of half of a lime. Shake the mix aggressively with cracked ice and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass, then serve it to the men and women who are nearest and dearest to you.