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Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a drunk?
But first Metro Melik goes off on a tangent about a real life Jack Sprat situation. Keith gets things back on track as to why Johnny Appleseed went around the land planting cider apple trees. Let's start in 1698 with William Laird in New Jersey who started making apple whiskey that eventually became applejack.
Cider apples are necessary for applejack.
This episode has a lot of the beginning history of the United States of America. Laird's is the first licensed distillery in the US of A. Check out their pictorial history here: https://lairdandcompany.com/our-history/

The Cocktail of the episode is the Jack Rose. 2 1/2 oz of Laird's applejack, 3/4 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 ounce of grenadine 

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