Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is a great addition to many cocktails. Whether you're looking for something entirely original like the recipes below or to add it to your favorite whiskey-based cocktail, a little Jack can make your drink even tastier.
Jack's Ginger Basil Julep
You've probably heard of the basic mint julep, which you can make with any type of whiskey or bourbon, including Jack Daniels. This is a twist on the mint julep and it has the lovely fresh herbal flavors of basil with the bite of ginger. To make your own ginger simple syrup, follow a basic simple syrup recipe but add three one inch pieces of peeled ginger root. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes and strain out the ginger before using. The recipe makes one cocktail.
- In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the basil and simple syrup.
- Add the whiskey and ice. Stir to mix.
- Serve garnished with sprits of basil.
Tropical Captain Jack
When Captain Jack sailed the tropical seas, he discovered that adding a little coconut cream to his whiskey made it really tasty. Or at least that's how this drink will taste. With a lovely balance of bitters, lime juice, coconut, and whiskey, you'll want to sail the high seas after drinking this tasty beverage. It's the perfect balance of sweet, sour, bitter, and boozy. It yields one cocktail.
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- Lime slice for garnish
- In a shaker, combine the simple syrup, whiskey, lime juice, bitters, coconut cream, and ice. Shake to chill.
- Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lime or a grating of lime zest.
With the sourness of grapefruit, a dash of grenadine for sweetness, a salty rim, and a tasty dose of Jack Daniels, this cocktail is a joy for your tastebuds. It makes one drink.
- 1/4 cup coarse salt
- 2 orange slices
- 3 ounces of grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- 1 1/2 ounces Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
- Spread the salt in a thin layer on a plate.
- Run one of the orange slices around the rim of an old-fashioned glass to whet the rim. Dip the rim in the salt.
- In a shaker, squeeze in the remainder of the slice of orange you used to rim the glass and toss the orange into the shaker. Add the grapefruit juice, grenadine, Jack Daniels, and ice. Shake to blend.
- Strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with the second orange slice.
There is a symbiosis between maple and whiskey; in fact, many whiskey or bourbon distillers make maple syrup in old whiskey or bourbon barrels. So, combine these two flavors in a uniquely delicious cocktail that will remind you of Sunday morning pancakes with a kick. It makes one drink.
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 dashes orange-flavored bitters
- Juice of half an orange
- 2 ounces Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey or Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack
- 1 or 2 ice cubes
- Orange peel for garnish
- In an old-fashioned glass, stir together the syrup, bitters, orange juice, and whiskey.
- Add the ice cube and garnish with the orange peel.
Whiskey Cocktails That Work Well With Jack
Of course, you can always enjoy Jack Daniels with a splash of water, in an old-fashioned, or by itself neat or on the rocks. Gentleman Jack is especially delicious as a sipping whiskey. However, Jack also plays well with others and would make a great whiskey for any of the following cocktails.
The Perfect Gentleman
Whether you enjoy Jack Daniels by itself or in any of the above delicious cocktails, Jack is always the perfect gentleman even when you're looking for something with a kick.