4 Drinks to try if you love Jack & Coke
Think American Whiskey and perhaps the first name which comes to mind is Jack Daniel’s. The distinctive taste of Jack Daniel’s, thanks to a process called charcoal mellowing where each drop of whiskey passes through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, works great on it’s own or mixed in a cocktail.
For the longest time, the most popular way to serve Jack Daniel’s or JD as it’s fondly known, has been with Coca Cola. Mostly everyone would have tasted a Jack & Coke at some point! It’s a safe bet, something you can fall back on. We tried out a few variations with Jack, most of them as easy as Jack & Coke and bloody delicious.
Jack & Ginger
This one is as popular as Jack and Coke is; 1 parts JD and 3 parts ginger ale. Voila! An unbeatable cocktail is ready to drink. You can make the drink even more exciting by muddling a little fresh ginger into the whiskey, just enough to add the tubers warmth but not make the drink pungent. For garnish you can use candied ginger.
Jack with Coconut Water
An unlikely combination but JD with its vanilla and caramel has a touch of savoriness as well which will be a brilliant foil for the subtle sweetness of the coconut water. Not to mention the coconut water adds au naturel freshness to the drink. The ratio here too will be 1 portion of JD to 3 portions of coconut water.
Bacon Jack & Coke
This is perhaps the most interesting of all these cocktails. Unfortunately, it does require a bit more prep work but it’s nothing that you can’t DIY at home – infusing bacon flavor into the whiskey. Allow the bacon to render its fat, let it reach room temperature and then mix it with JD. Let it stay for a few hours and then put the whiskey in the freezer. Click here to know the step-by-step process of fat washing. All the fat will freeze float on the top which you can then get rid of. Double strain the whiskey to make sure no sediments or particles remain. That’s it; now mix it with your preference of cola and you’re sorted!
JD & Apple Juice
Apple juice with whisky has become quite a popular drink. Try this combination with Jack Daniel’s. The full-bodied taste profile of the whiskey creates an interesting contrast to the sweet but tart apple juice. Ideally the measure should be 1:3 but you can increase the whiskey if you think your brand of apple juice is making it too sweet.