Jameson & Coke: A Classic Whiskey Cocktail Duo Recipe (2023)

Last Updated on October 9, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Jameson and Coke, a classic and beloved drink combination, brings together the smooth and distinctive flavors of Jameson with the refreshing effervescence of Coca-Cola. 

This iconic duo has earned a permanent place in cocktails, capturing the hearts of countless enthusiasts and becoming a staple in bars and homes worldwide.

As someone who has spent years behind the bar crafting cocktails, I will explore and shed light on what makes Jameson and Coke a true classic in mixed drinks.

Combining Jameson Irish Whiskey & Coke

Jameson and Coke

Combining Coke and Jameson whiskey creates a delightful and popular alcoholic drink.

Jameson’s smooth, triple-distilled flavors [1] perfectly complement Coke’s fizzy, caramel, vanilla note, and slightly tangy flavor profile. 

“Jameson and Coke stands as a timeless classic.” -Liquor Laboratory

This classic pairing offers a perfectly balanced fusion of sweetness and depth, especially with a citrus wedge on top of a glass. 

It is a go-to option for seasoned liquor enthusiasts and newcomers to the cocktail scene. See our recipe below. 

What Is A Jameson & Coke Called

It is often called a “Jameson and Coke” or a “Whiskey Coke.” It is a combination of Coke and Jameson.  Another name for the classic cocktail is “Jameson Cola,” a pre-packaged version in a can or bottle. 

Is Jameson Good With Coke?

Yes, Jameson is good with Coke, and many people find it delicious and satisfying, especially with ice. 

Jameson whiskey’s smooth and slightly sweet characteristics pair nicely with Coke’s crisp, with hints of caramel, vanilla, and carbonated flavor, creating a perfectly balanced and refreshing drink.

It can be a delightful choice for those who appreciate the fusion of whiskey’s complexity with cola’s sweet and fizzy notes. Add lots of ice and lime or orange wedge on the glass. But who owns Jameson whiskey?

What’s Jameson Cola In A Can? 

Whiskey and Rum

“Jameson Cola in a can” typically refers to a pre-packaged cocktail drink that combines Jameson with Coca-Cola in a convenient canned format. 


It contains 5% ABV, and these ready-to-drink cans provide a quick and easy way to consume the alcoholic beverage without needing to measure and mix the ingredients yourself.

If you could, grab this drink to try its flavors. 

Is Jameson & Coke A Sin?

Jameson and Coke is not a sin. No moral judgment is attached to mixing Jameson with Coke, ice, or any other mixer. 

While some whiskey enthusiasts prefer to savor the nuanced flavors of Jameson neat or on the rocks, others consume the combination of whiskey and a mixer like Coke. 

There’s no inherently “right” or “wrong” way to indulge in whiskey; it’s a matter of personal taste.

Jameson & Coke Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 oz (60 ml) Jameson
  • 4 oz (120 ml) Coke (or more to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge or twist for garnish (optional)

Instructions: Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice cubes. Pour Jameson into the glass. Add Coke, or adjust to your preferred level of sweetness.

Gently stir the mixture with a bar spoon or straw to combine the whiskey and Coke. You can also try Coke Vanilla for a different take.

Garnish with a lime wedge or orange twist for a citrusy touch if desired. Serve it immediately.

Serving: 1

Coke’s Cocktail Partner Battle: Jameson Vs Jack Daniels

Bottle of Jameson and Jack Daniels

Jameson vs Jack Daniels is a classic showdown in whiskey-based concoctions. Jameson, bottled at 80 proof, is renowned for its approachable flavor profile [2] and pairs seamlessly with the sweetness of Coke. 

Whiskey is now very much appreciated for its quality.” -Brian Nation, Head Distiller

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey has a bolder and more robust flavor, creating a different dynamic in cocktails.

Both combinations have devoted fans and are enjoyed in their own right, making it a matter of taste, especially with ice. 


What mixes with Jameson well?

Jameson mixes well with various ingredients, including ginger ale, vanilla-flavored soda, coffee, and fruit juices with lots of ice. It suits various tastes and occasions.

How do you drink Jameson Irish whiskey?

You can drink and enjoy Jameson neat, on the rocks (with ice), or with a splash of water to suit your preference.

It’s also a versatile cocktail ingredient for Jameson Sour, Jameson Orange Burst, Irish Coffee, and Whiskey Ginger. 

Final Thoughts

Jameson and Coke is a classic and versatile combination that has stood the test of time. 

The combination of Jameson’s smooth flavors with the sweet character of Coca-Cola offers a refreshing and delightful beverage option.

This timeless duo is a beloved choice for those seeking a satisfying and enjoyable drink. Our recipe is perfect for the weekend if you have a Jameson bottle at home. 




Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here or feel free to give Lydia a tip.

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