Bourbon, Whiskey & Whiskey Specialties

Whiskey (or whisky) and bourbon are must-haves on every host’s home bar. There are limitless options in styles and flavors of whiskey determined by factors including grain recipe, distillation, fermentation and maturation processes. While often enjoyed neat or on the rocks, the versatility of flavor in whiskey and bourbon lends itself as a base in a variety of cocktails and even as a sauce in food dishes.

How-to Host: March Madness

The madness of March is almost upon us which means endless basketball games and the perfect excuse to host. We’ve gathered our favorite simple tips and recipes for entertaining at home to make sure you can watch the action, check your bracket and score a slam dunk in the hosting goal. The Fire Extinguisher .5oz Jack Daniel’s…

Campfire Crunch

  • 1 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz half and half
  • Chocolate bar, melted
  • 1 graham cracker, smashed

Halftime Honey

  • 1.5oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 3oz lemonade
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 2 dashes bitters

Coopers’ Cup

  • 2 parts Coopers Craft bourbon
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Top with Ale-8-One

Tailgate Time: Hosting for the Big Game

Football season is here which calls for simple and quick solutions to hosting at home or at the stadium for the big games. Check out our kick-off ready tips, tricks and recipes. Forget the Tablecloth Chalkboard paper can turn your table into a festive football tablecloth. Roll out the paper and draw your X’s and…

Blueberry Honey Tea

A refreshing kick-off cocktail that can easily be turned into a non-alcoholic option. For a “mock”tail version: 4oz unsweet tea 2oz cranberry juice

  • 1½ oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 4 oz Unsweet tea
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Garnish with blueberries

Early Times Highball

  • 1 1/2 oz Early Times
  • 4 oz carbonated soda (cola, ginger ale or club soda)
  • Garnish: cherry or lemon wheel

Jack Honey & Lemonade

  • 1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey™
  • 8 oz lemonade

Tennessee Mule

  • 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • ¼ tsps fresh lime juice
  • 1 stem mint sprig

Red, White & Blue Trifle

  • 8 cups angel food cake, cubed
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 16oz whipped topping
  • ¼ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

Jack BBQ Chicken

  • ¼ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ½ tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper
  • ¼ tbsp salt

How to Host a Classic Derby Party

Fast horses, fancy hats and mint juleps … It’s that time of year again: Derby! You don’t have to spend the day at the track to be apart of the fun. Derby hosting can be done just as fancy at home. Offer your guests Kentucky classics to kick off the exciting day full of horse racing…

Maple Manhattan

  • 1 ½ oz Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky
  • ½ oz dry vermouth
  • ¼ oz pure Canadian maple syrup
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Whisky Mule

  • 1 1/2 oz Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • Slash of lime juice

Bourbon 101

Did you know that all bourbons are whiskey but not all whiskeys are bourbon? In order to be classified as a bourbon it must be: Produced from a fermented mash of not less than 51% corn Distilled not exceeding 160° proof Stored at no more than 125° proof in charred new oak barrel Bottled at no less than…

Tom Collingwood

  • 2 oz Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz soda water

Fire Extinguisher

  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire
  • 1 pint hard apple cider

Cranberry Mist

  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian Mist Blended Canadian Whisky
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • Squeeze of lime

Bourbon sCream

  • 1 1/2 oz Old Forester Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz half & half
  • 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon

Woodford Berry Punch

This one is a real crowd-pleaser and my go-to bourbon batch recipe. The Woodford Berry Punch is a great introduction to enjoying bourbon and making a simple but delicious drink for your guests.

  • 1 ¼ cups Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • 2 ½ cups cranberry juice
  • 2 ½ oz orange juice
  • 6 diced strawberries
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 6 pinches allspice/sugar blend

Bourbon Bottle Vase

The Kentucky Derby and bourbon go hand-in-hand. Add effortless but festive elements to your party by using empty bourbon bottles as a vase. Simply secure a bow-tie to the neck of the bottle and add your favorite flowers to the bourbon bottle

Buzzer Beater

  • 3/4 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 3/4 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire

Jack Honey & Lemonade

   

  • 1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 6 oz lemonade

Tennessee Mule

   

  • 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. Ginger Beer

Classic Manhattan

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • ¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Holiday with Honey

  • 1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 1/2 oz hazelnut liqueur
  • 3 oz hot coffee
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream

Summer Mint Julep

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 oz Apricot puree/juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • Garnish with edible flowers. 

Mint Julep Bar

A mint julep bar allows party hosts to be able to enjoy their party as much as the guests and for guests to be able to participate in the festivities. Set out all the ingredients needed to make a traditional mint julep as well as various juices, fruits and herbs for those who want to…

Ginger Julep

  • 1 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 medium piece candied ginger
  • ¼ tsp. molasses
  • 3 oz. lemon soda

Basil Strawberry Julep

  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 diced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp basil simple syrup
  • Ice (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Woodford Reserve bourbon

Poison Apple

  • 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Splash blue curaçao
  • 1 oz Korbel Brut

A Holiday-Worthy Manhattan

Eat, Drink and Be Merry. That’s right, it’s officially time to spread that holiday cheer. What better way to celebrate than with a bourbon cocktail?

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