A Round Or Two With Jack Daniel’s: A Little Something ToWarm You Up.

Well here we are, at the end of another short summer. With the fall, brings those cool evenings, so you will need something to warm you up. I suggest you go a round or two with our old friend Jack Daniels. He has been there for us since high school, now it’s time to enjoy Jack Daniel;s in a more adult way. Here are a few ways to enjoy an old friend a ne w way.

Jack Apple Fizz:Jack Apple Fiz:

If you are one who likes the flavor of apple, this cocktail is right up your alley. With its bold bright apple flavor, you are going to want to have two or three of this libation.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 1/2 an ounce of Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed is best if you can.

3) Club Soda, or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

Pour Jack Daniel’s Apple and the lemon juice over ice. Top off with the soda of your choosing, and garnish with a lemon wheel ( optional ) A perfect and refreshing cocktail at the end of a long day. Enjoy.

Tennessee Apple:

This is one where two of our favorites come together to form one amazing cocktail. Old No. 7 and Jack Apple in one bold drink.

Apple Crisp:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/4 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3/4 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

To Make:

Add both of the Jack Daniel’s to an ice filled glass and stir until well chilled. Then strain into a clean rocks glass ( short glass ). Add a green apple wedge to drive home that apple flavor, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Spritz:

Jack Apple Spritz:A Jack Apple twist on a refreshing classic. Jack Apple, Prosecco, and soda combine to deliver a light and crisp refreshment. Perfect for warming up on a cool fall night, or to cool off from a long hot day.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3 ounces of Prosecco

3) Club soda or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

pour Jack Apple over some ice, we like our livations cold around here. Add the Prosecco to the glass, and top off with the club soda or 7-UP, whatever your preference is. Garnish with Granny Smith apple slices. ( optional ) Enjoy.

Jack Apple Chilled Shot:Chilled Apple Shot:

This is one that you will want to enjoy with friends, so make sure you have enough. And you only need one ingredient, which you will see in the recipe.

Ingredients:

1) Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

To Make:

Before you can you enjoy this shot, you need to start the process the night before you plan to have. Start by placing your Jack Apple along with the shot glasses in the freezer. Leave these in the freezer overnight. The next day remove the glasses and the Jack Apple from the freezer, pour Jack Apple into the chilled shot glasses, and shoot em back.

Jack Apple Rocks:

Real crisp apples, real Jack Daniel’s. Apple flavor on ice that’s Jack to the core.

Jack On The Rocks:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) A couple of ice cubes

To Make:

This one is very simple, so simple that my three year old grandson can make this for me, not that I would allow him to do though. Pour Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple over the ice cubes, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Mule:A New Classic:

Put a spin on an old classic by using Jack Daniel’s Apple. With the real taste of apples and the unmistakable zing of ginger, you will want to keep this recipe handy for any occasion.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) Ginger Beer

3) Fresh Lime Juice

To Make:

Pour Jack Apple over ice, add the lime juice, just a little unless you like it tart. Top off with the ginger beer and stir to combine ingredients. Add a lime wheel or wedge to garnish. ( optional )

Winter Jack Mimosa:Jack Mimosa:

A bold festive mimosa made the Jack way, perfect for a holiday gathering with friends and family, or for any Sunday brunch.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

2) 1 ounce of Apple Cider

3) 1 ounce of Corbel Champagne

To Make:

Fill a champagne flute or stemless wine glass with 1 ounce of each ingredient. Serve chilled and enjoy. Share with friends or keep for yourself.

Jack Rye And Ginger:Jack And Ginger Highball:

This one is self explanatory.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tenessee Rye

2) Ginger Ale soda

To Make:

Fill a highball glass ( tall glass ) 3/4 the way with ice cubes. Pour Jack Daniel’s Rye over the ice, top off with Ginger Ale, and add a lime wedge for the garnish ( optional ). Enjoy.

Well that is all that I have for you at this time, but don’t worry there are plenty more cocktails recipes out there for me to share with you. But for this time around you will have to settle for these eight. There will be a time real soon when I will put some more cocktails by Jack Daniel’s, I know how much you all love old No. 7. After all, he has been a friend since high school for the most of us.

I want to hear from you, how do you like these cocktails? If you happen to give one or two of them, please let me know how you liked them. If you have a recipe that you would like to see on here, by all means, please send it to me, and I will be more then happy to add in a future article. I am always on the look out for fun and interesting cocktails. If I use a recipe that you send me, I will give you all the credit for it, I promise. Before I forget, there is a sale going on this weekend. You can save $8.00 if you use this code at checkout.

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Remember to drink responsibly, and please never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely your friend John D.

A Day Without Gin, Is A Day Without Living: Gin Cocktails For Every Day.

As most of you know there is a place in my heart for gin cocktails. This goes back to the 80s when I was first introduced to a gin and tonic, that we started drinking for breakfast. Now a day without gin is a day without living is a qoute that I borrowed from a famous iron chef Geoffry Zakarian. I think that it is a very fitting title for this article, where I have a few cocktail recipes to share with you.

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Mermaid Punch:Party In A Jug:

Make a splash with this unique cocktail. As sailors, we dream about mermaids when were at sea, now we can drink one while on shore. Try this simple to make cocktail today, and thank me tomorrow.

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 cup of sugar

2) 1 cucumber

3) 24 ounces of Gin

4) 4 whole lemons

To Make:

Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl or a large pitcher, add some ice to chill the cocktail. And enjoy.

Limoncello Gin Collins:Summer Cooler:

If you are making this recipe, you already have the Gin, it’s the same Gin that is used in the above recipe. I’m not trying to take all of your money.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of mint simple syrup

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Gin

3) 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice

4) 2 ounces of club soda

5) 2 ounces of limoncello

6) lemon wheels for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended

7) mint sprigs for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake for about 30 seconds or until you see condensation on the shaker, then pour the mixture into a Collins glass, or a glass of your choosing, make sure there is fresh ice in your glass, add the lemon wheels and the mint sprigs. One thing left to do, sit back and enjoy a glass or two.

To make the mint simple syrup; Muddle ( crush ) some mint leaves to release some of the oil from the leaves, add equal parts of water and sugar to the pot with the mint leaves and bring to a boil, let cool and keep stored in the refrigerator.

Petite Conniption:The Perfect Night Cap:

A little bit of good can go a long way. I hope you like gin, here is another recipe that uses the same gin as the first two recipes.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

3) Braided lime and crystallized lavender, for the garnish ( optional )

4) A dash of lavender bitters

5) Orange Bitters

6) Petite Sirah to float

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in rocks glass ( short Glass ) filled with ice. Enjoy.

To float the Sirah, pour slowly over the back of a spoon, that’s how to get that special effect.

Wild Hayride:Perfect For Fall:

Looking for a way to welcome the cool nights of fall? This gin cocktail is the perfect way to warm up.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Premium Gin

2) 3 ounces of apple cider

3) 1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters

4) Round craft ice cubes, makes it look like apple shaped ice

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in rocks or a Tom Collins glass, any glass will work just as good if you don’t have one of these specialty glasses on hand. Stir and garnish with apple slices or an orange peel. You may want to share this one with friends or someone special.

Red Snapper:The New Bloody Mary:

Oh snap, this recipe is delicious. You are going to want to add this one to your cocktail library.

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 ounce of lemon juice

2) 2 dashes of black pepper

3) 2 dashes of celery salt

4) 2 ounces of Gin

5) 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

6) 4 ounces of tomato juice

7) 6 dashes of Tobasco Sauce or to taste

8) Lime wedges for the garnish ( optional )

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) with some ice. Give it a good stir to insure the ingredients are well combined. Garnish with a lime wedge ( optional ) and enjoy. Remember this is a bloody Mary, you can garnish with whatever your heart desires. Go nuts, it’s your drink, enjoy it any way you like.

Venetian Martini:

Perfect Martini:

Wherever you may rome, You’ll never find another martini like this one

Ingredients:

1) Premium Dry Gin

2) Lemon twist

3) Sweet Vermouth

To Make:

Add all ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled, you will see condensation form on the outside of the shaker, that’s when you know that the cocktail is well chilled. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy. Click here for Martini Glasses.

I hope that you find a gin cocktail to enjoy in this article. Remember a day without gin is a day without living. We all need to slow down a little and enjoy life. Even if it is for a short period of time. After all we are only here for a short period of time, so why not enjoy ourselves once in a while. For me this is how I enjoy life once in a while, sharing a cocktail or two with friends and family. Drinking alone is no fun, believe me, I have drank alone more times than I like to admit. I am so glad that those days are behind me, those we’re some pretty dark days for me.

After all these years have passed, I still have flash backs of some things that I seen while serving in the United States Navy. There are a few shows that get played on TV that I can’t watch without welling up in tears. Alcohol has always been my drug of choice to try to forget about a few things that still haunt me, even after thirty years. I won’t burden you with the details, nowadays I can have one or two drinks, and be alright. Now before I forget, this weekend you can get ten dollars off of your order of thirty dollars or more. Just our way to help you celebrate Labor Day. You have three days off, or maybe you had today off for a four-day weekend. So use this code to save $10.00 HOTDRINKSUMMER jut use this at checkout and you will automatically save on your order.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a great long weekend.