Sometimes it’s a mistake to mess with a quality product. Even moves that sound like a no-brainer can come back to bite you.
The best example is New Coke back in the 1980s. Things were humming along and then someone decided to reformulate with disastrous results. They had to bring back the classic flavor to stay on the map.
At the same time, it can also be a miscalculation to rest on your laurels and not pay attention to the marketplace. You can’t assume that the same product will make consumers happy forever without considering updates as times and tastes change.
Thankfully Jack Daniel’s Honey is proof that sometimes taking a big swing can pay off. It would have been easy for Jack Daniel’s to be content with their popular Tennessee Whiskey.
They made the choice to go out on a limb and listen to the marketplace. The result: Jack Daniel’s Honey.
Jack Daniel’s Honey is a Tennessee Whiskey based honey liqueur. If it sounds like it would be delicious on its own it’s because it does. It’s also a versatile liqueur that can be used in so many ways.
What to mix with Jack Daniel’s Honey? There’s a potentially endless list of mixers and cocktails that can be made with Jack Daniel’s Honey.
We’re going to make things smooth and easy for you (just like Jack Daniel’s Honey) and run down the best mixers out there for this fine honey liqueur.
Jack and Coke are one of the simplest and most well-liked mixed drinks out there. It’s a little boozy, a little sweet with just a hint of spice.
You mix 1 part Jack Daniel’s with 2 parts Cola in a glass with ice and boom, you have a Jack and Coke.
There is nothing wrong with the standard Jack and Coke but if you like the smooth taste of honey with your sweet and boozy cocktail then Jack Daniel’s Honey is the way to go.
Mix it up in the same proportions as standard Jack Daniel’s and you won’t be sorry. A couple of other variations could be to use full sugar Mexican Coke and/or add a squeeze of lime.
Hot water? Yes, hot water. Hot water as in one of the ingredients in a Hot Toddy. A Hot Toddy is a drink made with booze, hot water, honey, and lemon.
Hot Toddies are great to drink if you’re feeling a little under the weather, if you want to wind down after a long day, or if you’re trying to warm up in the winter. No one would blame you if you had one in the summer to relax either.
As simple as it is to mix Whiskey, hot water, and honey isn’t it that much easier to remove one ingredient and mix hot water with Jack Daniel’s Honey? The answer is yes, it is. If you want to get wild you can also add lemon juice or a cinnamon stick.
Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Some drinkers like a little spice with their smooth liqueurs and spirits. One source of spice is ginger. This spicy root adds bite to anything.
Two well-liked ginger mixers are ginger ale and ginger beer. Ginger ale is a soft drink flavored with ginger. Ginger beer can be a fermented alcoholic drink but nowadays ginger beer has evolved into a non-alcoholic carbonated drink.
Mixing Jack Daniel’s with ginger ale or ginger beer is called a Jack and Ginger. The Jack in a Jack and Ginger can easily be substituted with Jack Daniel’s Honey.
Mix an ounce or two of Jack Daniel’s Honey with ginger ale or ginger beer over ice to create a Jack and Ginger with some ginger spice and honey sweetness.
Dr. Pepper is a carbonated beverage (soda) that tastes different to everyone. Well not quite, but Dr. Pepper advertises that they have 23 flavors.
You would think one of those 23 flavors would be a flavor like honey. But alas, honey is not on the list.
All that tells us is that combining Whiskey and honey with Dr. Pepper will produce a flavor sensation. Whiskey, honey, and Dr. Pepper – that’s 25 flavors!
Mixing Dr. Pepper with Jack Daniel’s Honey is a refreshing cold mixer that has a bunch of spices and easy drinking sweetness.
There have been a couple of soft drinks on this list and that’s no coincidence. Combining Jack Daniel’s Honey with various soft drinks allows all the flavors involved to shine.
It doesn’t get much better than a cold sip of Jack Daniel’s Honey and soda. But can it get better?
What if you could find a soft drink that’s from the same region as Jack Daniel’s? That’s exactly what you get with Ale-8-One. Ale-8-One is a ginger-citrus soda from Kentucky that pairs quite nicely with Jack Daniel’s Honey.
It would work even better if Ale-8-One was from Tennessee like Jack Daniel’s but hey, Kentucky and Tennessee share a long border. Ginger, citrus, honey, and whiskey are a match made in heaven.
Combining Jack Daniel’s with Lemonde is such a great idea that Jack Daniel’s already does it. It goes by the name of Lynchburg Lemonade and it’s one of their pre-mixed Country Cocktails.
The country cocktails are lower in alcohol and there isn’t currently an option to get a Lynchburg Lemonade with honey. Here’s where Jack Daniel’s Honey comes in.
Mix lemonade and Jack Daniel’s Honey over ice and voila you have a homemade boozy Lynchburg Lemonade. This mix is a perfect drink for sipping on your porch on a hot day. It helps if you’re in Tennessee but it’s not required.
By now we know that adding honey to Whiskey works and iced tea really pops when matched up with honey and lemon. Iced Tea and Jack Daniel’s Honey are another quality matchup.
Top a shot or two of Jack Daniel’s Honey with Iced Tea, garnish with a lemon wedge and you have a top-notch mixer.
Iced Tea and Jack Daniel’s Honey is refreshing to the max. Enjoy one on a business lunch, after a long day working outside, or a successful or non-successful day on the golf course.
What To Mix With Jack Daniel’s Honey – FAQs
How strong is Jack Daniel’s Honey?
Jack Daniel’s Honey is 70 Proof (35% alcohol by volume). Most mainline spirits are 80 Proof or above but Jack Daniel’s Honey is a Whiskey based liqueur.
A liqueur is usually slightly lower in strength and that’s the case with this liqueur. 70 Proof is still quite strong.
How is Jack Daniel’s Honey made?
Jack Daniel’s Honey is a Whiskey based Honey liqueur. It’s made by mixing Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey with honey liqueur. The honey liqueur is made with real honey.
Is Jack Daniel’s Honey gluten-free?
Probably, but proceed with caution. The distillation process removes gluten. Jack Daniel’s Honey is a mix of honey liqueur and Tennessee Whiskey which doesn’t appear to have any gluten. However, it’s not certified gluten-free.
Is Jack Daniel’s Honey vegan?
Unfortunately, Jack Daniel’s Honey is not a vegan beverage. Jack Daniel’s Honey is made with real honey and honey is not consumed by most people that follow a vegan lifestyle.
Are there other kinds of Jack Daniel’s?
Yes, there are. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has a large portfolio consisting of non-flavored Whiskey and some Whiskey liqueur.
There’s Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey, Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack, Tennessee Rye, Tennessee Apple, and Tennessee Fire.
Are there other beverages similar to Jack Daniel’s Honey?
Is Jack Daniel’s Honey good for a cold?
A lot of people like to have some Whiskey or a Hot Toddy for a cold. Jack Daniel’s Honey can be used in that capacity but it’s still best to consult a doctor.
What To Mix With Jack Daniel’s Honey – Conclusion
Jack Daniels’s Tennessee Whiskey is a fine Whiskey with a long history and a devout fanbase. One could argue that the recipe for Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey is perfect and shouldn’t be trifled with. Another argument (and the winning one) is that honey makes everything better.
Jack Daniel’s Honey is a versatile and delectable Whiskey based honey liqueur. It can be enjoyed straight-up or mixed with one of the outstanding mixers listed above.
No matter how you choose to drink Jack Daniel’s Honey it will always be a smooth delicious choice that you won’t regret.