Embrace the Refreshing Twist: The Cranjack Cocktail Delight

Step into the world of mixology with the Cranjack, a delightful cocktail that blends the crisp taste of Laird’s Applejack with the tangy flavor of cranberry juice and a fizzy touch of club soda. .


  • 1 1/2 oz. Laird’s Applejack
  • 4 oz. Club soda
  • Cranberry juice

Stirring up a refreshing Cranjack cocktail with Laird’s Applejack, cranberry juice, and club soda. Perfect for a summer day!

Crafting the Perfect Cranjack:

Follow these simple steps to create your own Cranjack masterpiece:

  1. Fill a Tall Glass with Ice: Start with a tall glass filled to the brim with ice cubes for optimal chill.
  2. Pour Applejack Over Ice: Measure 1 1/2 oz. of Laird’s Applejack and pour it over the ice, letting its smooth aroma fill the glass.
  3. Add Club Soda and Cranberry Juice: Gently pour 4 oz. of club soda into the glass, followed by a splash of cranberry juice, adjusting to your preferred sweetness.
  4. Garnish with a Lime Wedge: Finish with a fresh lime wedge to add a hint of citrus zest.

Garnish with a lime! A perfect cocktail.

Best Enjoyed With:

Enhance your Cranjack experience by pairing it with these complementary flavors and occasions:

  • Brunch Delights: Enjoy a Cranjack with savory brunch dishes like eggs benedict or smoked salmon bagels.
  • Sunset Soirées: Sip on a Cranjack during golden hour, its vibrant hues reflecting the fiery sky and its crispness refreshing your palate.
  • Beachside Escapes: Take your Cranjack to the beach, its invigorating taste a perfect match for sandy shores and ocean breezes.

Thanks to Lisa Laird-Dunn’s dedication to high-quality beverages, this light and refreshing drink—fondly known as “The Lisa” in southern Monmouth County, New Jersey—showcases her refined taste and the timeless allure of classic cocktails.

Want to see how it’s made? Check out our cocktail-making video on YouTube featuring Gerard Laird-Dunn, 10th generation distiller at Laird & Company!