applejack

noun
ap·​ple·​jack | \ ˈa-pəl-ˌjak How to pronounce applejack (audio) \

Definition of applejack

: brandy distilled from hard cider also : an alcoholic beverage traditionally made by freezing hard cider and siphoning off the concentrated liquor

Examples of applejack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blue Ridge Mountains aren’t the only region with a crush of new applejack makers in the last decade. New York Times, "America’s First Moonshine, Applejack, Returns in Sleeker Style," 2 Feb. 2021 The Laird Family of New Jersey has been producing applejack, or apple brandy, for nine generations. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 22): The Food Issue," 19 Nov. 2020 Combine pink grapefruit juice, applejack, rosewater, lavender bitters, fresh lime juice, elderflower liqueur, and honey simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Kate Richards, Country Living, "Spring Bouquet Cocktail," 19 Mar. 2019 Historically applejack was a Colonial-era winter spirit made by freeze distilling: leaving hard cider outside and removing the ice to concentrate the alcohol in a process called jacking. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Applejack Whiskey," 24 Nov. 2016 The ingredients are as follows: 1 ½ ounces of rye whiskey, ¾ ounce applejack and ¾ ounce Yellow Chartreuse. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Classic cocktails — including Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Diamondback Cocktail — and vintage postcards mix deliciously in new book," 4 June 2018 The Careless Whisper echoes a Sazerac with its rye and absinthe lethality camouflaged by chokecherry liqueur, while the Delicious #7 is the requisite mezcal proffer, its vegetal bite softened by applejack and herbal Benedictine. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Old Habits is bar food reborn," 20 Apr. 2018 While Beskow routinely reaches for applejack, apple brandy or Calvados would be fine, too. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Simple and delicious cocktails you can make at home | The Kansas City Star," 20 Feb. 2018 Roy Inman Special to The Star Take the Jack Rose, a cocktail traditionally made with applejack, lemon juice and grenadine. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Simple and delicious cocktails you can make at home | The Kansas City Star," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of applejack

1816, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Applejack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/applejack. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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