Mesmerizing Jameson Whiskey Cocktails

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Once the most popular spirit all over the world, Irish whiskey faced turbulent times for many decades until the industry began to reinvent and revitalize itself. Spearheading this revival is Jameson, the world’s most popular Irish whiskey brand.

The reasons behind Jameson’s astonishing growth in every major whiskey market across the world are three things; an uncompromising quality, exceptional smoothness and its beguiling adaptability! A wee dram of Jameson over ice, or taken with a splash of soda, or perhaps adding the Irish magic to an otherwise regular drink, or mixing it into a delicious cocktail, these are all the things Jameson does like no other whiskey in the market.

It could be difficult to find a spirit that commands the love and respect not just among drinkers, but also among industry professionals such as bartenders who absolutely cherish working with Jameson. The ever evolving preferences of modern whiskey drinkers have put Jameson at the forefront of a revolution, one that has allowed the brand to sell over 7.3 million cases last year!

The historic Irish whiskey is a common sight at just about every bar in the world, whether it’s a premium 5-star experience, or the local pub at the corner. So why is Jameson so popular among whiskey veterans and beginners alike?

What makes Jameson truly special is its ability to elevate every single whiskey based cocktail out there, not simply because it’s whiskey, but because it is Jameson, the definitive Irish whiskey. Check out our list of the most mesmerizing whiskey based cocktails that blend beautifully with Jameson Irish whiskey!

Whisky Cocktail

The Irish Lemonade

What could perhaps be more Irish, than the Irish Lemonade itself? This is one Irish whiskey cocktail that can be enjoyed all year, no matter the time of the day and is ready in a jiffy!

A glass of the Irish Lemonade

Working marvellously well to complement the smoothness of Jameson, the Irish Lemonade is as refreshing as it is easy to prepare. Whether it’s a soothing remedy on a hot summer day, or the comfort of a post-work unwind, the Irish Lemonade is one answer for many questions.

All you need to prepare the Jameson Irish Lemonade is;

  • 1. 30 ML Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2. 60 ML Lemonade
  • 3. 60 ML Ginger Ale
  • 4. 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 5. 1 Sprig of Fresh Mint & 1 Lemon wedge for Garnish

Now we get to the part where we unearth the reason behind the astonishing popularity of the Irish Lemonade among all whiskey based cocktails. To mix this drink, all you need to is throw all of the ingredients together into a Highball glass filled with ice. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon and garnish it with a lemon wedge, and a sprig of mint. Voila! The magic of Irish excellence and the balance of refreshing flavours are waiting for you to devour them.

The Classic Whiskey Sour

One of the most beloved whiskey based cocktails to have ever been invented, the Whiskey Sour is enjoyed the world over. Bartenders all across the world know this drink like the back of their hands, and considering how remarkably easy it is to mix one, it won’t be long before you know it too.

The Classic Whiskey Sour

Mentions of this magnificent drink can be dated back to the 1800s, and the no-nonsense nature of the recipe is among the few things that make it immensely popular. Irish whiskeys, particularly Jameson’s classic triple distilled smoothness is the ideal companion that can transform an ordinary Whiskey Sour into a heavenly pre-dinner whiskey cocktail.

To prepare the Classic Whiskey Sour cocktail with Jameson you will need;

  • 1. 50 ML Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2. 25 ML Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3. 15 ML Sugar Syrup
  • 4. 3 Dashes of Sloe Berry Bitters
  • 5. Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

That is indeed a short list of about-the-house ingredients for a cocktail of this magnitude, but the beauty of the Whiskey Sour certainly lies in its simplicity.

Add lots of ice to a cocktail shaker, followed by the ingredients. Traditionally this recipe includes a dash of egg whites, but we can do without it too. Shake the ingredients well, and strain the mixture into a Lowball/Old Fashioned glass filled with two large ice cubes. Add a Maraschino Cherry for garnish. You can also swap out the cherry with a slice of Lemon peel, and there you have it, The Classic Whiskey Sour!

The Irish Coffee

Don’t you see the name Irish Coffee listed as a whiskey cocktail and think to yourself, “Of course it has whiskey in it.” The Irish love their whiskey, and their love for it is poured into the art of distilling some of the finest spirits available throughout the world.

A warm cup of the Irish Coffee

This boozy concoction is full of creamy goodness, with the perfect balance between whiskey and espresso making things just a little bit better. Could you imagine a lazy winter morning, where you’re huddled within the comfort of a warm blanket and this delightful winter cocktail?

Prepping the Jameson Irish Coffee is a meticulous task, but is equally rewarding considering the delicious end result. Here’s what you will need for this incredible whiskey based cocktail;

  • 1. 30 ML Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2. 30 ML Whipped Cream
  • 3. 90 ML Espresso
  • 4. 10 ML Demerera & Muscovado sugar syrup
  • 5. 1 Pinch of freshly grated Nutmeg

Here’s how you can use these ingredients to create an interpretation of coffee that is beyond heavenly. Mix the Demerera and Muscovado sugar together into 30 ML boiling water. Now combine the sugar syrup with the Jameson whiskey into a glass. In a separate vessel, whip up the double cream until it has a thick consistency. Add 2 espresso shots into your glass containing the whiskey and sugar syrup mixture. Finish off the preparation by pouring in the whipped double cream on top using the back of a spoon to help it float. Sprinkle some freshly grated nutmeg powder and enjoy your very own Irish Coffee! You can also try our special Irish Coffee Flip & Irish Coffee Affogato.

The Classic Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is quite frankly one of the most comforting experiences during a cold winter. Some people even refuse to acknowledge its status as a whiskey based cocktail, referring to it as a remedy, and even a nightcap.

A cup of the Hot Toddy

It is one of the few whiskey based classic cocktails served hot, and holds a special place in pretty much every household in Ireland. The Classic Hot Toddy is also an amazing after-meal drink since it’s light, delicious and of course, has whiskey in it. The reason why the Hot Toddy works exceptionally well with Jameson, aside from the fact that they are both as Irish as things can get, is the whiskey’s triple distilled smoothness and light citrus flavours complement the lemon and cinnamon perfectly.

To prepare the Classic Hot Toddy, you will need the following ingredients;

  • 1. 60 ML Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2. 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 3. 15 ML Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4. 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 5. 1 Slice of Lemon
  • 6. 2-3 Cloves
  • 7. Boiling Water

All right let’s get started on preparing the Classic Hot Toddy, the remedy for every occasion. In a teacup, or a mug, fill it halfway with boiling water, and add the honey and stir until the honey dissolves. Then add the lemon juice, cloves and the stick of cinnamon. Fill the cup with boiling water until full and enjoy your Classic Hot Toddy!

Old Fashioned Jameson

The Old Fashioned is the true embodiment of the name it has come to own, and as far as classic whiskey based cocktails are concerned, it is one of the best. This iconic cocktail is so well known all over the world, you could order one in a country where you don’t even speak the language.

A glass of the Old Fashioned Jameson

Now with the Old Fashioned, three things are certain; it’s easy-to-make, is mindboggling-ly delicious, and the harmony it creates with Jameson is truly sublime. While the Old Fashioned was a cocktail that existed much earlier, can you believe it earned its name way back in 1880? Talk about longevity! Did you know the classic Lowball glass is also called the Old Fashioned glass because of this cocktail?

To prepare the Old Fashioned Jameson, here’s all the ingredients you will need;

  • 1. 60 ML Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2. 1 sugar cube
  • 3. 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 4. 2 dashes of water
  • 5. 1 Orange peel

To start - off place the sugar cube into an Old Fashioned Lowball glass. Add some water, the bitters and muddle the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Now add one large ice cube, and pour the Jameson over the ice. Garnish with a thin slice of Orange peel and enjoy the Old Fashioned Jameson. Or several of them.

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