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What to Mix with Jack Daniels: 10 Perfect Pairings

What To Mix With Jack Daniels

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Jack Daniels is present everywhere – in casual gatherings, college frat parties, heck, even if you want to just drink whiskey at home – that it’s hard to imagine our home bar without it.

This Tennessee whiskey is best known for its versatility, so we’ve done our fair share of mixing and matching to discover what truly complements this iconic whiskey.

If you’re curious to find out what they are, or you simply want to enjoy Jack Daniel’s whiskeys in a different way, here’s your definitive guide on what to mix with Jack Daniels.

Top 10 Jack Daniels Mixers (Ranked)

1. Coke

Bottles of Coca Cola

With its rich caramel notes, Jack Daniel’s whiskey pairs up like a dream with Coca-Cola’s sweetness.

What can we say other than they are an exact match made in heaven? This is a combo that never goes out of style.

The classic Jack and Coke is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks to date. This timeless favorite is made by mixing one part Jack Daniels with three parts Coca-Cola in a rocks glass with lots of ice.

“Jack Daniels cocktails are like a symphony of flavors, each sip telling a story of balance and delight.” – Liquor Laboratory

You can throw in a lemon wedge (the Frank Sinatra way) or an orange slice for an extra zing, and the tasty drink is good to go. But how long is Jack Daniel’s aged?

2. Ginger Ale

Glass of Ginger Ale

It’s always a fantastic flavor fusion when Jack Daniels meets ginger ale. The whiskey’s darker flavors dance with the ginger ale’s spiciness, creating a balanced and satisfying taste.

The Gentleman and Ginger is an easy mixed drink you can create with these two ingredients.

Grab your favorite highball glass, fill it with ice, and pour a few ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. Now, mix in some ginger ale, and remember to add a lime wedge as garnish. 

It’s simple, yet it packs a punch of flavor.

3. Lemon Lime Soda

Pouring Lemon Lime Soda on a Glass

If you’re in the mood for a lively and refreshing drink that’s bursting with citrusy goodness, give lemon-lime soda and Jack Daniels a whirl. [1]

Our favorite mixed drink featuring these two ingredients is the Raspberry Lynchburg, made by mixing two ounces of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, ¾ of an ounce of lime juice, ½ ounce of Chambord, and ¼ ounce of sugar syrup inside a cocktail shaker.

Shake everything up, then pour it into a glass with ice. Top it off with the soda, and drop in a few raspberries for that extra touch of glam.

If you don’t have the patience for all those ingredients, you can keep it simple with the Lemon-Lime Fizz.

Just combine three parts lemon-lime soda and one part Jack Daniels into a highball glass with ice. It’s a fuss-free yet super-refreshing cocktail. But how much alcohol is in Jack Daniel’s?

4. Lemonade

Two Glasses of Homemade Lemonade

When you blend the clean flavor of lemonade with the robust character of Jack Daniels, this combo creates a vibrant, refreshing, and perfect-for-those-warm-summer-days drink that’s absolutely lip-smacking.

Lemonade adds a clean, crisp flavor that pairs brilliantly with your Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. Our favorite recipe featuring these two ingredients is the Lynchburg Lemonade.

Combine a couple of ounces of Jack Daniels, a ½ ounce of Triple Sec, and a ½ ounce of lemon juice in a highball glass. Top it all off with lemonade, and don’t forget that lemon wedge garnish.

5. Iced Tea

Glass of Iced Tea with Lime and Ice

Here’s the tea on why we love iced tea with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey: the smoothness of the Tennessee whiskey is the perfect complement to the cool and soothing vibes of sweet tea to create a flavor that’s oh-so-balanced and satisfying. [2]

It doesn’t get any better than the Sweet Tea whiskey, made by pouring yourself a glass of ice-cold sweet tea and topping it off with a few ounces of Jack Daniels.

For those with a sweet tooth, feel free to add a bit more simple syrup or maple syrup to your drink. This tastes like a sip of Southern comfort, perfect for those summer days when you want to kick back on the porch and soak in the sunshine. But what does Jack Daniel’s really taste like?

6. Cranberry Juice

Person Holding Glass of Cranberry Juice

When Jack Daniel’s whiskey meets cranberry juice, it results in a delightful blend of fruity sweetness and tartness that will keep you sipping. The smoothness of the whiskey gets a lively kick from the vibrant and tangy cranberries to create a well-balanced and refreshing drink. [3]

Jack Daniels and cranberry juice team up to add depth and earthiness to the classic vodka-cranberry combo. The Tennessee Berry Mule represents this fusion perfectly.

It’s made by marrying a few ounces of Jack Daniels, an ounce of Amaretto, an ounce and a half of cranberry juice, some raspberries, and ½ ounce of lime juice. Shake it all up and pour it into your glass.

It’s a burst of fruity goodness with a hint of ginger – a must-try for any cocktail lover.

7. Orange Juice

Two Glasses of Orange Juice

The tangy burst of orange combines seamlessly with Jack Daniel’s whiskey’s smoothness and depth, creating a taste that’s nothing short of vibrant and refreshing. This is a mixture you won’t forget.

Jack and OJ is a simple cocktail yet super sensational. Mix equal parts Jack Daniels and orange juice in a glass with ice cubes, and add orange slices if preferred.

It’s like a sunny day in a glass, perfect for hot summer days or when craving a citrusy kick.

Read: Top Jack Daniel’s Whiskeys

8. Sour Mix

Bottle of Sour Mix

Sour mix is one of the most popular cocktail mixers, so it’s no surprise that it goes well with Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The whiskey’s smoothness meets the balanced blend of sweetness and tanginess in the sweet and sour mix to create an irresistible flavor combination.

The Gentleman Jack Sour is a showstopper and a true classic. Pour a few ounces of Jack Daniel’s into a highball glass, add an ounce of lemon juice, ¾ ounces of syrup, and a few dashes of bitters.

But here’s the twist – add one egg white to the top to give it that perfect foamy finish.

The Gentleman Jack Sour is a flavorful cocktail that’s as silky (thanks to the egg white) as it is tangy and yummy.

9. Apple Cider

Man Holding Bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

When Jack Daniel’s meets apple juice, it’s like sipping on a glass of cozy autumn. It’s a unique flavor that evokes warmth, comfort, and a hint of nostalgia, making it the perfect companion for those chilly evenings. [4]

Apple juice or cider is the ideal partner for Jack Daniel’s because it complements the whiskey’s oak-heavy notes beautifully, and the Apple Jack cocktail is the perfect representation. Simply Jack Daniel’s and apple juice or cider in a glass with ice, and enjoy! 

If you’d like something more fancy, consider making the Tennessee Toddy. Warm up the apple juice on the stove and transfer it to a ceramic mug.

Add a slice of apple, a cinnamon stick, and some whipped cream to make the drink fancier, but it’s just as delicious without it. This is a simple yet satisfying drink that’ll totally warm you up from the inside out.

10. Ginger Beer

Bottle of Homemade Ginger Beer

While ginger ale and Jack Daniel’s are a solid combo, ginger beer takes it up a notch. Ginger beer’s robust flavors complement the whiskey beautifully, with its spiciness mellowed by the sweetness of Jack Daniel’s.

“I’ve always believed in the power of simplicity, and a Jack Daniels cocktail exemplifies that beautifully.” – Anthony Bourdain

The Tennessee Mule is a Southern twist on the Moscow Mule. Combine Jack Daniel’s with ginger beer, and add a squeeze and wedge of lime for that extra zing.

It’s a simple recipe with a complex flavor profile that’ll surely invigorate your taste buds.

Disclaimer: These rankings are based on the results of a cocktail experiment where various mixers were tested for compatibility and flavor pairing. Individual preferences may vary, so feel free to explore and find your own favorite mix with Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

FAQs

Do you mix Jack Daniels with anything?

Absolutely! You can drink Jack Daniels with various ingredients. You can create delightful cocktails by pairing this delicious spirit with Coca-Cola, lemon juice, root beer, soda water, coffee liqueur, orange juice, sour mix, ginger beer, grapefruit juice, and more.

What mixes well with Jack Daniels honey?

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey pairs beautifully with mixers that enhance its sweet and smooth profile. You can mix it with lemonade for a refreshing and tangy combination, or try it with ginger ale to add a spicy twist.

Another fantastic option is combining it with apple juice for a taste of autumn in a glass.

What mixes well with Jack Daniels Peach?

Jack Daniels Peach goes exceptionally well with lemonade to create a sweet and peachy treat. You can also mix it with iced tea for a Southern-inspired, refreshing drink.

What sodas can you mix with Jack Daniels?

Jack Daniels whiskey pairs wonderfully with various sodas like Coca-Cola for a sweet and bold flavor, ginger ale for something spicier, and lemon-lime soda for something zesty and effervescent.

You can also use club soda or soda water and an ice cube if you only want the fizz without the additional flavor. 

Final Thoughts

The mixers listed above all go perfectly well with Jack Daniels cocktails, but after trying them out in our favorite cocktail treats, our top choice is still Coca-Cola, hands down.

Coca-Cola, with its sweet and fizzy qualities, works really well with the strong flavor of Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey. This pairing creates a balanced and enjoyable drink that many people like.

It’s a tried-and-true combination that brings out the unique character of Jack Daniels and is widely loved by fans.

While Coca-Cola is our favorite, we encourage you to try this versatile whiskey with various mixers and other cocktail ideas.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below! Cheers to the joy of mixing with Jack Daniels!

References:

  1. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/lemon-lime-soda-whiskey
  2. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/perfect-iced-tea-recipe-2105628
  3. https://www.health.com/cranberry-juice-7508614
  4. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-apple-cider#
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