Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cheers to Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.


Back in March I picked up two Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. products while in Fairhope, AL {Aubergine Antiques}. Though I have not used the small batch grenadine nor small batch tonic, I love the way they look on the bar.





The brown bottles are wrapped with a vintage apothecary-style label complete with a recipe.

For a proper Gin & Rudy…

In a collins glass combine

-2 oz. of your favorite gin

-.75 oz. Jack Rudy tonic

-add ice, top with 4 oz. soda water

-stir & drink

gin and rudy


For a Jack Rose cocktail…

Over ice, combine

-1.5 oz. Applejack

-.50 oz. Jack Rudy grenadine

-.50 oz. lime juice

-shake & double strain into a cocktail glass


cocktails grenadine


Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is a family run company based in Charleston, SC and Lexington, KY.

Their goal is to take long forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them, in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have.

Our products are crafted in the United States in small batches, and distributed carefully across the world to finer bottle shops, bars, restaurants and general fans of a delicious drink.


I love the story of the legendary Jack Rudy:

In our household, Jack Rudy, our great-grandfather, was often the topic of conversation; his life was used as a barometer for what it meant to be a modern Southern gentleman. Below are some of our favorite stories:
“Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge (on a dare), an inventor who created a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills, and a craftsman who once built a houseboat out of an old city bus. After serving as an aircraft mechanic in WWII, he spent his working life as an engineer. He read Popular Mechanics and National Geographic cover to cover – a curious type who made his own bullets, and shot them into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. In addition to being a ‘marvelous’ dancer, he LOVED to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking.”


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Cheers to Jack Rudy, y’all!


  1. Cheers, Jack Rudy! Ron, you always enlighten me!

  2. Love the bottles. Chic!

  3. Cheers to you and Jack Rudy, Ron! The bottles look great on your bar--so vintage and so you. I noticed that you "altered" that Gin and Rudy cocktail! ;) Have a great day! xoxo

  4. Cheers to you and Jack Rudy, Ron! The vintage bottles look great on the bar and are so you, Ron! I noticed that you "altered" the Gin and Rudy cocktail recipe! ;) Have a great day! xoxo

  5. Who knew that liquor bottles could look so good?? Love the bar area you have set up too.

  6. We live in LA so 9:38 isn't too early to start now, is it? In the infamous words of Celia Rivenbark, 'You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning'!

  7. Well 'Bless Your Heart' a Jack Rudy gin & tonic would just straighten out all that ails me!! Fun post!

  8. Jack Rudy seems like many folks here today in Fairhope - quite fun and adventurous! Great story.

  9. It's Five O'Clock somewhere. Cheers!!!

  10. Cheers to you both! Love the history...can't wait to the cocktail.

  11. Cheers to you, Ron.Never heard of Jack Rudy. Make sure you stop by my blog for my giveaway tomorrow- I will have you seeing red....I promise!!!! xo Diana

  12. I love the bottles. That Jack Rudy sounds like quite an interesting man.

  13. Quite interesting! Would love to try one of the drinks ~ :)



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