Jack Daniels is one of the most famous brands in the world, and a staple of kitchen cabinets and bar shelves everywhere.
Like all good brands, they have their staples, the synonymous core ranges that everyone can identify, and if any one of their many flavored whiskeys can lay claim to this status, it’s their Tennessee Honey.
Made from real honey, and combined with their world-famous Tennessee Whiskey, it’s become the go-to for mixologists and amateurs alike when looking for something to provide a subtly mellow honeyed sweetness to cocktails, mixers, and even shots.
For many, flavored whiskeys can be a step too far, and whilst it’s true that the flavored whiskey market is littered with ill-conceived experiments, artificial flavors, and a burning sensation that can override any hint of flavor.
The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is a fine example of just how delicious a well-executed flavored whiskey can be.
Even if you’re a flavored whiskey skeptic, you’ll be sure to find something in this list of mixers for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey that will take your fancy, with its mellow sweetness proving a versatile and effective complement to everything from classic soda mixers to winter warmers.
Jack And Coke The Honey Twist: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey & Dr. Pepper
It’s not the famous southern classic that is Jack and Coke, but this mixer definitely takes advantage of the unique flavors of that other beloved American soda, Dr. Pepper. Whereas coke brings the sweetness to unflavoured whiskey as a mixer, Dr. Pepper helps bring its old-fashioned spiced and sweet soda notes to the mellow honey of the liquor.
To make this one, simply use a 2:1 ratio of Dr. Pepper to Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, and serve over ice for a delicious and refreshing mixer.
Land Of Milk And Honey: A Soothing Winter Evening Option
The beauty of mixers is that they can be perfect for literally any occasion, from parties to a soothing nightcap to help you relax into a long evening. And it will come as no surprise that the honey flavors of this particular mixer are a wonderful nocturnal treat, especially when paired with that absolute classic evening drink—milk.
Using just two ingredients, combine 1 part Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur with 4 parts gently warmed milk, and if you’re feeling extravagant, a dusting of cocoa powder and some caramel syrup topped whipped cream for a very adult take on a nighttime hot chocolate!
The Staple: Lynchburg Lemonade
When it comes to Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, there is only one truly synonymous mixer—and it’s a refreshing and honest crowd-pleaser that is a must for any summer barbecue or party, the classic Jack Daniels and Lemonade combination.
Our only advice is to pick a nice tart and sweet lemonade made using fresh ingredients, or to go ahead and make your own! And serve it with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey over ice and a simple lemon wedge on the side of the glass to garnish.
Reinventing The Moscow Mule: Tennessee Honey And Ginger Beer
The Moscow Mule isn’t just a cocktail classic for its staple flavors, but also for its versatility and capacity for reinvention, and this refreshing southern twist on the bar shelf staple demonstrates this perfectly.
You can create something crisp and crowd-pleasing with just three simple ingredients: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Ginger Beer, and freshly squeezed lime juice. All you need to do is pour the Jack Daniels and a squirt of freshly squeezed lime into a glass, before topping with ginger beer and garnishing with a lime wedge.
A Refreshing Twist: Cranberry Iced Tea
Iced tea and Tennessee whiskey have been comfortable bedfellows for so long it’s hard to imagine a new twist on the classic formula, until now!
We think this cranberry combination is the perfect post-Thanksgiving treat, but feel free to substitute other berries, or simply serve it as is any time—we’re sure you or your guests will love the refreshing sweet fruit combination!
To create this delicious mixer, simply combine 1 part Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey to 2 parts cranberry juice and 4 parts sweet tea, brewed to a strength of your own preference.
Either add all of these ingredients into an ice-filled glass and stir or use a cocktail shaker and strain. Serve with a lemon wedge over the side for a simple garnish.
A Floral Fancy: The Lavender Julep
The julep is one of the most commonly known types of cocktail most often referred to as a “smash” and is elegant in its simplicity, with just whisky or bourbon, simple syrup, mint, and ice to serve.
With that simple elegance comes the ability to adapt the flavor all by tweaking the one core ingredient, the simple syrup.
Below, we’ve included instructions for how to make your simple syrups, and once you’ve mastered the base, you can include literally any flavor combination you want and have something that will serve as a versatile mixer for any concoction!
For this julep, we’ve opted for something floral and fancy that pairs exquisitely with the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey: lavender.
Lavender and honey is a classic cake combination, and that fresh sweetness works wonderfully with the mint in this take on a mixologist’s staple.
Once you have your syrup, muddle it with the mint in a glass of choice, being careful not to overwork the mint or it will become bitter. Add crushed ice, and pour over the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and stir before garnishing with a sprig of fresh mint to serve.
Making A Simple Syrup
To make a simple syrup, mix equal parts sugar and water over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add in your flavored infusions, simmer for 5 minutes, and then leave to cool.
Punchy And Fruity: The Tropical Mixer
We can admit that tropical flavors aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of whiskey, but remember, this is honey whiskey, and that sweetness changes the whole complexion.
Throw in the mellow spice of the spirit, and what you have is a tropical treat worth savoring. To help stop the whole thing from becoming a little too sharp, we throw in a little coconut cream (or milk) which adds a delightful mouthfeel and smoothness.
To make this tropical mixer, simply combine 1 part fruit juice, we’d opt for pineapple or mango, with 2 parts Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey and 1 part coconut cream. Mix ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, pour and serve with a lime wedge for a garnish.
Really Indulge Your Sweet Tooth: The Maple Jack
Did you know that whiskey and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup is one of the most popular artisan sweet options?
Well, it is, in fact, it’s its own booming niche industry, with these barrels prized by maple producers, especially in key regions like Vermont. And we think it’s a testament to just how well these things work together, but if you’re like us, there’s no stopping your sweet tooth.
So, for all you sugar fiends out there, we’ve come up with a mixer that combines the deliciousness of maple syrup with the sweet goodness of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey for quite possibly the only mixed drink that can rival a plate of pancakes!
To make this maple jack, combine 1 part of the finest maple syrup you can find, with one part apple or orange juice, and 3 parts Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey, and serve in an old-fashioned glass with one large ice cube.