Jack Daniel’s is an American favorite: a whiskey brand known for their barrel-aged, award-winning liquor. In addition to the traditional Jack Daniel’s whiskey, the company has ventured into new territory with the addition of their Tennessee Honey Whiskey.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey blends the famous whiskey with a honey-flavored liqueur to create a harmonious blend of flavored whiskey. While you can certainly enjoy this modern twist on an American classic straight up or on the rocks, why not try mixing up some cocktails with this delicious spirit?
Here are a few recipes that use Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey to create delicious mixed drinks, for an unmatched smoothness when it comes to whiskey cocktails.
Jack Honey Yule Mule
A sweet twist on a classic, the Jack Honey Yule Mule is a play on the traditional mule cocktail. If you couldn’t guess by the name alone, this cocktail is most well-received during the winter holidays. The ginger beer and cranberry juice combined with the sweet honey-flavored spirit gives the drink a winterly festive vibe.
Like all drinks from the mule family, this one is served over ice in a copper mug to keep the drink cold throughout. If you want to take it up one more notch, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a few whole cranberries.
As with most lighter cocktails, the Jack Honey Yule Mule is paired best with a lighter fare at dinner or lunch. Have this drink with a nice pumpkin salad or seared salmon to let the whiskey compliment the light and airy flavors of your meal choice.
Jack Honey Smash
At first glance, the Jack Honey Smash closely looks like a Gin Fizz but with whiskey, however, it would actually be closer to the mojito with the mint and citrus juice. With crushed ice, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, and simple syrup, this spirit in this cocktail is the star of the drink.
The crushed ice within the cocktail isn’t there for looks on this one. It serves the purpose to help crush up the mint. Once the mint crushes throughout, the drink comes alive with an extra layer of flavoring to help tone down the sweetness of the syrup and whiskey.
If you are looking for a drink that is perfect for a hot, summer day, then look no further. It’s cold and refreshing and compliments an al fresco lunch or early dinner.
Jack Honey on the Rocks
I would be completely remiss if I didn’t mention having this drink straight up on the rocks. The whiskey itself was originally intended to be enjoyed straight, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is no different.
The addition of the honey to the traditional whiskey from Jack Daniel’s brings alive the smoky, wood flavor that Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is known for. At the same time, the honey tones down the fire the whiskey sometimes has when you drink it.
This has opened up the Jack Daniel’s brand to new whiskey connoisseurs that may have been shut out by the traditional harshness the original whiskey has. By having the Tennessee Honey variety by itself, you can enjoy all of the intense flavors the drink has.
Tennessee Honey & Ginger Beer
This cocktail comes straight from the brewer’s recommended cocktails to pour with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. Therefore, you already know that it is going to be amazing!
It is a slight twist on the Kentucky Mule, foregoing the mint and just using the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and ginger beer. Combine a one-to-one ratio in a highball cocktail glass and serve over ice.
The sweetness of the Tennessee Honey from Jack Daniel's makes up for the lack of simple syrup that is usually found in the Kentucky Mule. Because this drink only uses two ingredients, this is a great cocktail that can be made quite easily at home too!
The Tennessee Honey and Ginger Beer cocktail is a perfect highball for a hot summer day. It’s cold and refreshing, but light enough to enjoy during a mid-day lunch.
Tennessee Honey & Lemonade
For as long as Jack Daniel’s has been brewing Whiskey, people have been drinking it with lemonade. A famous drink, the Lynchburg Lemonade, was created from the half whiskey, half lemonade concoction that spawned in Lynchburg, Tennessee where the whiskey is made.
It goes without saying then that the old recipe gets a new facelift with the addition of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey. Another simple, two-ingredient recipe that can easily be made at home, the Honey & Lemonade is best served in a highball glass, over a lot of ice.
This is another cocktail on the list that is perfect for enjoying on a hot day. Whether you’re having a nice lunch or an after-dinner cocktail, the Tennessee Honey and Lemonade drink is perfect for any occasion.
Tennessee Tea Cooler
If you're a fan of iced tea, the Tennessee Tea Cooler is a great cocktail to enjoy on a summer afternoon. Made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey along with lemonade and iced black tea, this drink has a refreshing quality that is sure to cool you down.
This drink, unlike some others with tea in the name, actually includes fresh brewed iced tea. Therefore this is a combination of both an alcohol and caffeine drink. Those who would prefer to avoid caffeine should pick a different cocktail from the list.
Another cold drink for a hot day, the addition of the tea in this drink provides a perfect cool down for those dreaded summer heatwaves. Pair this cocktail with a light salad or sandwich for the perfect complement to the drink.
Honey Peach Fizz
Originally created by Joe’s Crab Shack, the Honey Peach Fizz combines fresh muddled peaches, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, mint, and sprite. A wonderfully refreshing, cold, cocktail that packs a punch for a summer day.
The muddled peaches and mint go effortlessly together and their flavors are only enhanced by the honey featured in the Whiskey. You can find a version of the Honey Peach Fizz recipe here, or you can also visit any of the 46 Joe's Crab Shack locations throughout the United States.