This is a quick little riff on a Jack Rose. I thought that cranberries would make a nice substitute for lemon juice. They're certainly seasonal (and local ... to we Massachusetts dwellers). The cranberries certainly make for a beautiful drink.
Cranberry Jack In a mixing glass, muddle together:
handful of fresh cranberries
1/4 ounce of grenadine
Add ice, and then add:
2 ounces Applejack
Shake well to combine and chill. Double strain (through a julep and fine-meshed strainer - the cranberry seeds are small) into an iced cocktail glass. Garnish with a cranberry.