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10 Jim Beam Vanilla Recipes & Mixed Drinks: Full Guide

Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Jim Beam vanilla offers a nice balance of subtle vanilla sweetness, deep caramel bourbon notes, and hints of oak.

It is a versatile beverage that blends greatly with many mixers.

Here are the most recommended Jim Beam vanilla recipes you should not miss out on. 

Top 10 Jim Beam Vanilla Recipes

10. Vanilla Shot

Jim Beam Bottle, Shotglass and Ice

If you are looking for an uncomplicated drink, the Jim Beam vanilla shot is worth a try. 

Prep Time: 30 mins (chilling time)

Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part of Jim Beam Vanilla 

Instructions:

Get a frozen shot glass and pour a shot of Jim Beam vanilla. 

Serving: 1

9. Vanilla Fizz

Jim Beam Bottle  and Vanilla Fizz Cocktail on top of a table

Vanilla Fizz is a light and bubbly cocktail that you can easily make and enjoy. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 2 parts half and half
  • 1 part egg
  • Club Soda
  • 1 fresh lemon sour

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients except the club soda. Strain it in a chilled glass and pour the club soda on top. Top it off with an orange peel, then serve. 

Serving: 1

8. Jim Beam Vanilla & Strawberry

If you want a dessert-like cocktail that will give you a nice buzz, you can’t go wrong with Jim Beam, strawberries, and strawberry soda. 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp preserved strawberries in a can
  • 10 pcs frozen strawberries
  • 3 oz Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 6 oz Strawberry Soda

Instructions: 

In a glass, put the preserved strawberries, then pour ice. Add in the frozen strawberries and Jim Beam vanilla. Top it off with strawberry soda and mix it well.

Serving: 1

7. Vanilla & Orange

Orange and whiskey are ideal pairings; the cocktail is tastier and more enjoyable with bourbon and rich vanilla flavor notes. 

Prep Time: 1 min

Total Time: 1 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 3 parts Fresh orange juice 

Instructions:

Pour the Jim Beam vanilla and orange juice into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a cherry on top. 

Serving: 1

6. Vanilla & Cola

jim beam vanilla and cola garnished with lemon peel

Whiskey and cola complement each other, and the rich notes of vanilla from the liqueur can elevate the classic cocktail. 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 2 parts cola
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions:

In a tall highball glass filled with fresh ice, pour in the flavored bourbon and cola. Top it off with a cherry. 

Serving: 1

5. Vanilla Smash

Vanilla Smash

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a sweet-tart bourbon cocktail. Vanilla Smash is a refreshing cocktail that is easy to make. 

“We are always innovating and are proud to offer a variety of flavors in our portfolio…our newest is Jim Beam Vanilla, with a rich and smooth profile,”

Fred Noe, Jim Beam Master Distiller

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 lemon wedges

Instructions:

In an old-fashioned double glass, muddle the mint and lemon. Fill the cocktail glass with fresh ice, add the Jim Beam vanilla, and serve. 

Serving:

4. Cherry Vanilla Bourbon Fizz

Cherry Vanilla Bourbon Fizz Cocktail Drink

Cherry Vanilla bourbon fizz makes a perfect sipper for summer as it is a sweet and refreshing cocktail. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 tsp Maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 Maraschino cherry
  • 6 oz Ginger ale 

Instructions:

In a glass with ice, pour the Jim Beam vanilla and cherry juice. Top it off with ginger ale, then mix the ingredients. 

Serving: 1

3. Coffee Cream

Coffee Cream Cocktail Drink and Jim Beam Vanilla Bottle

Coffee Cream with Jim Beam vanilla makes a sweet and dessert-like cocktail you can consume as a digestif [1]. 

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 parts Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 2 parts Cold press coffee
  • 1 part Irish cream
  • ½ part simple syrup

Instructions: 

In a cocktail shaker filled with fresh ice, combine all the ingredients, then shake it well. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve. 

Serving: 1

2. Jim Beam Vanilla & Cherry Pepsi

Jim Beam Vanilla & Cherry Pepsi on  top of a table

Jim Beam Vanilla and cherry Pepsi combine to make a nice, crisp, refreshing cocktail. Fans of Cherry Pepsi will love this bourbon cocktail. 

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 6 oz Cherry Pepsi
  • 1 tbsp grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries

Instructions:

Get a glass with ice, then pour in Jim Beam vanilla and grenadine. Stir until combined, then top it off with cherry Pepsi. Garnish with maraschino cherries on top. 

Serving: 1

1. Vanilla Bourbon Lemon Drop 

Vanilla Bourbon Lemon Drop 

Vanilla bourbon lemon drop is a well-balanced cocktail with rich vanilla and tart flavor. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part Jim Beam Vanilla
  • 1 part lemon sour

Instructions:

Combine Jim Beam vanilla and lemon sour in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass, then serve. 

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What is Jim Beam Vanilla good with?

Jim Beam vanilla mixes well with citrus juices like orange and lemon and complements with carbonated drinks like cola, lemon, and lime soda.  

Can you drink Jim Beam Vanilla straight?

Yes, you can drink Jim Beam straight. The Jim Beam bourbon [2] is infused with the natural flavor of Madagascar vanilla bean.

It has a rich vanilla aroma and tastes with caramel notes that can be enjoyed on its own, on the rocks, or as a cocktail. 

Wrapping Up

Jim Beam vanilla is a versatile flavored bourbon whiskey you can enjoy on every occasion.

The vanilla liqueur mixes well with carbonated drinks, fruity syrups, and citrus juices. 

Vanilla bourbon lemon drop is an amazing Jim Beam Vanilla cocktail because it has a nice blend of vanilla and tartness from the lemon. 

Reference:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/aperitif 
  2. https://www.thespruceeats.com/a-beginners-guide-to-understanding-bourbon-760384 

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