7 Best Jim Beam Drink Recipes & Cocktails (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

The famous and top-selling Jim Beam offers a variety of expressions– from bourbon to rye– that makes a great base for cocktails and lots of mixed drinks. 

If you’re into cocktail drinks or you want to experiment with making alcoholic beverages, then you need to try these Jim Beam drink recipes, perfect for any occasion or as an everyday refreshment. 

Grab your bottle of Jim Beam now and have all the ingredients ready. 

Top 7 Jim Beam Mixed Drinks You Should Try

1. Ginger Highball

Whiskey Ginger Highball cocktail drink

Ginger ale is one of the most common mixes in a Jim Beam Bourbon, and they pair well together for a refreshing drink that is ideal for any season.

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • 3 oz ginger ale
  • 1 oz Jim Beam Original
  • Lemon wedge 

Instructions: Fill your highball glass with ice and add ginger ale and Jim Beam. Garnish it with a lemon wedge and serve. 

Serving: 1

2. Cranberry Cooler

Cranberry Cooler Cocktail drink

If you’ve tried the non-alcoholic Cranberry Cooler, you should enjoy this drink with the presence of the Jim Beam Bourbon. 

“We like to let our bourbon speak for itself, so we are not really surprised by the results of this taste test, which proves that bourbon can be really special and affordable at the same time.”

— Fred Noe, Seventh Generation Master Distiller of Jim Beam

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz Triple sec
  • 1.5 oz Jim Beam Bourbon
  • 2 oz fresh lemon sour 
  • Lemon wedge 

Instructions: In your highball glass with ice, combine all the liquid ingredients. Garnish it with a lemon wedge and serve. 

Serving: 1

3. Old Fashioned

Hand Holding Old Fashioned Cocktail Drink

Old-Fashioned with Jim Bean Rye? That is a good mix that you shouldn’t miss. 

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • Two sugar cubes
  • Soda water
  • ½ orange wedge
  • 2 oz Jim Beam Rye Whiskey
  • Cherry
  • Three dashes of Angostura bitters 

Instructions: In your Old-Fashioned glass, muddle cherry, bitters, orange, and sugar cubes. Add crushed ice and Jim Beam. Stir and pour soda water on top.   

Serving: 1

4. Beam Me Up

Combining Jim Beam Bourbon, Coca-Cola, and Amaretto? That makes the refreshing “Beam Me Up” cocktail drink.  

Prep Time: 4 mins.

Total Time: 4 mins. 


Instructions: In your cocktail glass with ice, mix up Jim Beam and Amaretto. Top it with Coca-Cola and stir. 

Serving: 1

5. Jim’s Nuts

Another Amaretto and Jim Beam Bourbon mix make for a tasty Jim’s Nuts– perfect any time of the day. 

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • 1 oz Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 
  • 1 oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur 

Instructions: On your chosen rocks glass, combine Jim Beam and Amaretto over ice. Stir until well mixed and serve. 

Serving: 1

6. Manhattan

Manhattan cocktail drink

Try the classic Manhattan using Jim Beam Bourbon mixed with bitters, vermouth, and cherry or lemon peel as a garnish. 

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • Cherry or lemon peel
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3 oz Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Two dashes of aromatic bitters

Instructions: In your mixing glass, stir in all the liquid ingredients and strain into your chilled cocktail glass. Garnish it with a lemon peel or cherry before serving. 

Serving: 1

7. Mint Julep

Mint Julep cocktail drink

Twist up your Mint Julep using Jim Beam Black and enjoy this tasty and refreshing drink to chill your day. 

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • Blueberries
  • Mint leaves/sprig
  • Brown sugar
  • 0.5 oz peach nectar
  • 2 oz Jim Beam Black

Instructions: In your double cocktail glass [1], add brown sugar and mint leaves, then muddle them together. Add blueberries and muddle them again.

Then, pour Jim Beam, peach nectar, and ice. Stir to mix and top it with crushed ice. Garnish it with mint sprigs and blueberries. 

Serving: 1


Is Jim Beam good with Coke?

Yes. Jim Beam is good with Coke. You can make the “Beam Me Up” cocktail with the addition of Amaretto liqueur [2]. 

What is the best thing to mix with Jim Beam Apple?

The best thing to mix with Jim Beam Apple is cranberry juice, aside from Coke. The fruity flavor of cranberry mixes well with the profiles of Jim Beam, creating a tasty mixed drink.

In Summary 

There you have it – the best Jim Beam drink recipes you should try and savor. 

These recipes are truly must-haves if you are looking for refreshing and delicious treats to serve your guests or want a drink for your time alone. 

With the versatility of Jim Beam expressions, crafting different drinks are easier and tastier. So them all now. 



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.

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