The Jersey Devil: A Mythical Mascot with a Boozy History

Jersey Devil

Deep in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey lurks a creature of legend, a being so fearsome and mysterious that it has captured the imaginations of locals for centuries. This is the Jersey Devil, a mythical beast that is said to haunt the forests, swamps, and fields of the Garden State.

According to legend, the Jersey Devil was born in 1735 to a woman named Mrs. Leeds, who lived in the small town of Leeds Point. Mrs. Leeds was pregnant with her 13th child, and it is said that she cursed the unborn baby, declaring that it would be a "devil" and bring ruin to the family. When the baby was born, it was a misshapen and demonic-looking creature, with wings, hooves, and a tail. It flew out of the chimney and into the night, never to be seen again.

Since then, there have been countless sightings of the Jersey Devil, each one more terrifying than the last. Some say it has the body of a horse and the head of a dragon, while others claim it looks more like a kangaroo with wings. Whatever it looks like, one thing is certain: the Jersey Devil is not to be messed with.

But fear not, dear reader, for there is a way to ward off the Jersey Devil and protect yourself from its wrath: the Jack Rose cocktail.

Jack Rose Cocktail

This delicious drink, made with apple brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice, is said to have the power to keep the Jersey Devil at bay. And it's not just good for protection, it's also a tasty treat! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2oz (45ml) Apple Brandy
  • 3/4oz (22.5ml) Lemon Juice
  • 1/2oz (15ml) Grenadine
  • Citrus Twist

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add Apple Brandy, Grenadine, and Lemon Juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously until chilled and diluted.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with a citrus twist and enjoy!

So the next time you find yourself in the Pine Barrens, be sure to bring along some Jack Rose cocktails to keep the Jersey Devil at bay. And if you're feeling particularly brave, you might even try to catch a glimpse of this mythical creature for yourself. Just don't say we didn't warn you...

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Grab the Devil by the Horns!

Jersey Devil & Jack Rose Cocktail Enamel Pin by Cocktail Critters

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