Holiday season is approaching fast, and that means that upscale parties are too. Whether you love them or dread them, holiday get-togethers are an ideal time to impress and one of the easiest ways to do that is by mixing a fabulous cocktail. But trying to cater to a large group of people can be difficult, and even the most meticulously planned evening can be upset by one missing ingredient in an otherwise brilliant cocktail.
To help you avoid feeling overwhelmed Jack Daniel’s has put together a diverse list of cocktails that can be made easily from a simple list of ingredients. Most importantly, they will taste sophisticated and fantastic. So start by stocking up on some of their Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, and mix away.
Gentleman’s Tee combines the tried and tested flavors of whiskey, lemonade, and tea for a cocktail that feels both timeless and modern. The Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey provides a sophisticated base, while the lemonade and tea work together to lighten the palate. This cocktail isn’t too complicated, but there is something new to be discovered with every sip. It has obvious early evening potential, but it’s also mellow enough to work as an after dinner drink.
Light and refreshing, this is the type of drink that can sustain people well into the night.
1 ½ Ounces of Gentleman Jack Rare Tennesee Whiskey
2 Ounces of Lemonade (Not concentrate)
2 Ounces of Tea
Splash of Sprite
Lemon or Lime Slice
In a mixing glass filled with ice, add Gentleman Jack, tea, and lemonade. Roll contents but do not shake. Pour into a highball glass. Add splash of Sprite. Garnish with a lemon or lime slice.
The Southern Gentleman will appeal to people who like their cocktails with a little sweetness and a lot of strength. The orange bitters heighten the oaky notes in Gentleman Jack, while the Triple Sec and Tuaca add layers of fruity sweetness to the caramel and vanilla notes provided by the whiskey. This drink is perfect for sweet-tooth individuals and connoisseurs alike, as it proves just how layered and flavorful a good whiskey can be with the proper encouragement.
1 ½ Ounces of Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey
3 Dashes of Orange bitters.
½ Ounce of Triple Sec
¼ Ounce of Tuaca
2 Ounces of Sprite
Shake ingredients and serve up in a tall cocktail glass with a cherry.
The Tropical Swing goes out to all those folks who just want winter to be over, or who would at least rather be spending it on a beach. This sweet and refreshing cocktail, with ingredients of lemon and pineapple juice will call up images of gently swaying palm trees. Those who choose to sip it may feel saddened that they aren’t enjoying it to the sound of waves, but they will have to concede that enjoying the drink in good company is the next best thing to their island fantasy.
1 ½ Ounces of Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee whiskey
1 Ounce of Simple Syrup
½ Ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice
1 ½ Ounces of Pineapple Juice
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a large rocks glass fillied with ice. Garnish with a cherry.
Our last cocktail is for the people who fully embrace the holiday spirit and want every drink to remind them of the joys of the season, Jack Daniel’s offers The Georgian as the perfect cocktail for achieving this goal. With 1 ½ ounces of peach liqueur, this drink brings to mind cozy nights spent curled up in front of a fire. The Sprite and fresh mint provide just a hint of frosty chill, a suggestion of the winter weather waiting outside. Together, they combine for a perfect reminder of just how good it feels to stay warm.
2 Ounces of Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey
1 ½ Ounces of Peach Liqueur
2 Ounces of Sprite
3 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle 1 sprig of mint with peach liqueur. Add Gentleman Jack to mixing Glass. Then strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with remaining mint sprigs.