Four Horsemen Drink Recipe

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The Four Horsemen drink is named after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The drink is very strong, and each of the liquors used in the drink is named after a man whose first name begins with J. The Four Horseman has several variations.

Basic Four Horsemen

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The basic recipe for the Four Horsemen features only the four liquors named for men. Serve the drink straight up, without ice.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam bourbon
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker Scotch
  • ¼ ounce Jose Cuervo gold tequila

Instructions

Pour all liquors into a rocks glass and serve it straight up.

Variations

The drink has several variations.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

four horseman of the apocalypse drink

This drink uses the same combination of liquors, but also adds Jägermeister herbal liqueur, pineapple juice, and sweet and sour. Serve it shaken on ice and strained into a highball glass.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Jim Beam bourbon
  • ½ ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • ½ ounce Johnny Walker scotch
  • ½ ounce Jose Cuervo gold tequila
  • ½ ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, whiskey, scotch, tequila, Jägermeister, pineapple juice, lime juice, and syrup.
  2. Add the ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

Four Horsemen in a Boat

four horsemen in a boat alcohol beverage drink

This drink adds Grand Marnier to the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam bourbon
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker scotch
  • ¼ ounce Jose Cuervo gold tequila
  • ¼ ounce Grand Marnier

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and serve it straight up.

Four Horsemen Go to Sea

four horsemen go to sea alcohol beverage drink

In this variation, Captain Morgan rum makes an appearance.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam bourbon
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels whiskey
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker scotch
  • ¼ ounce Jose Cuervo gold tequila
  • ¼ ounce Captain Morgan spiced rum

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and serve it straight up.

Served Strong

With these very strong drinks, a little goes a long way. Enjoy any of the variations of the Four Horsemen above, or make your own version of this drink.

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