Ready to embark on a flavorful journey through the heart of the South?
Great! Because these Tennessee whiskey cocktails are something special.
From the warmth of classic concoctions to innovative new blends, each drink showcases the dark spirit’s versatility and rich heritage.
Tennessee whiskey is renowned for its smooth, charcoal-mellowed character.
And it serves as the perfect canvas for an array of captivating cocktails.
Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or a curious mixer, these Tennessee whiskey cocktails promise to transport your taste buds to the rolling hills of The Volunteer State.
Jack Daniels is arguably the most famous of all the Tennessee whiskey brands. And the Jack and Coke is a classic.
It would shock me if you’ve never heard of it. But just in case you haven’t, let’s talk about it.
This drink is just what it sounds like – a combination of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola.
It’s strong, sweet, and smoky. A fantastic choice for those who enjoy the taste of smooth Tennessee whiskey.
Do you love the crisp flavors of a Moscow Mule?
If so, try it with whiskey next time. It keeps its biting freshness, but the whiskey subtly alters its flavor profile.
You’ll probably enjoy it more than the original if you love whiskey.
Looking for a Tennessee whiskey cocktail that’s a bit more exotic? Try the Guava Berry Whiskey Smash.
I’d say it’s a twist on the traditional Whiskey Smash, but that’s not totally accurate.
It isa twist on the traditional Whiskey Smash. However, this has so many other ingredients it’s almost a new drink.
There’s guava nectar, strawberry-blueberry syrup, Tuaco vanilla citrus liqueur, and more.
The result is a sweet-n-sour, mega-fruity drink. (And it is still dark and woodsy underneath!)
Trust me. You’ve had nothing quite like it in your life.
This recipe describes itself as “a tiki-themed Old Fashioned.” Which is pretty accurate.
It’s a simple mix of whiskey, bitters, mint sprigs, and the “tiki-themed” secret ingredient.
Pineapple simple syrup.
I know! Sounds crazy, right? But seriously, don’t discount it before you give it a chance.
The Hula Fashioned is surprisingly good – just sweet enough with rich, minty undertones.
Most people are familiar with the three wise men in the biblical story of Jesus’ birth.
These three wise men, though, are different. Their names are Jim, Johnny, and Jack.
That’s right! You’ll mix three Tennessee whiskeys into one potent shot. Each one contains Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Johnny Walker.
Take it slow with these babies. If you don’t, you might find yourself on the floor wondering how you got there.
Whiskey Sours are a classic for a reason. They’ve been around forever and are a quick and easy go-to for many people.
I like them because they aren’t too sweet.
Instead, their flavor balances sweet, smoky, and sour deliciously.
If lemonade is the de facto drink of summer, Hot Toddies must be winter’s signature drink. (Or fall, in this case – apple cider, YUM!)
The drink is warm and sweet, with all your favorite fall flavors. (Apples, cinnamon, honey, etc.)
Each sip features gentle spices, perfect for soothing sore throats. Try one on a chilly night when you feel under the weather.
It’ll perk you right up!
Here are some other great hot cocktails to keep you warm.
Is there anything more refreshing on a hot Southern summer day than lemonade? (The answer, as any Southerner will tell you, is no. Except maybe ice-cold sweet tea.)
Lynchburg lemonade is just as tart, tangy, and refreshing. It just has a little extra kick. Each pitcher contains a half cup of Jack Daniels and triple sec.
Add your favorite lemon-lime soda to give it a fun, nose-tingly fizziness.
These purplish-red drinks are gorgeous, and they taste great, too.
They have a unique mix of sweet cane sugar, tart blueberries, spiced ginger beer, and earthy whiskey.
The final product is hard to describe, but it’s delicious.
Not too sweet but not too bitter. You can still taste the whiskey, but it’s not overpowering. Just try it for yourself; you’ll dig it.
The Smoky Whiskey Mule is another drink with a Southern twist on the Moscow Mule. It’s spicy and smoky and comes with a garnish of candied bacon.
What’s not to love?
11. Banana Stand
The ingredients for this drink sound more like a weird grocery list than a recipe:
Banane du Brésil Liqueur
Crème de Cacao
Black Walnut Bitters
Those things don’t really sound like they go together. But believe me when I tell you they 100% absolutely do.
I do not know how this drink works. It’s a random mix of ingredients that should not pair well with one another. But it DOES WORK.
In fact, this banana-infused cocktail is my favorite drink on the list.
12. Irish Hammer
Are you in the mood for something on the sweeter side? Try the Irish Hammer. It’s a simple blend of Jack Daniels, Irish Mist, and Irish cream.
This is a robust drink with caramel and honey notes. I think it’s the perfect choice for sipping and savoring.
Do you like the tart and tangy nature of Whiskey Sours? Are you also a fan of blackberries? If so, you’ll adore this drink.
Every sip is rich and fruity but doesn’t mask the classic notes of the whiskey. It comes together quickly and features a stunning red hue.
Let me tell ya, this drink turns heads.
Can’t get enough of blackberries? Try these 10 blackberry cocktails, as well.
If you thought the Three Wise Men shot was adventurous, wait until you try the Four Horsemen!
It has everything the Three Wise Men shot has, plus a half-ounce of Jameson.
I don’t know about you, but I think the name is accurate.
Too much Jim, Johnny, Jack, and Jameson, and I feel hit by Death, Pestilence, and the others.
I’ll round this list with another fall favorite, apple cider whiskey and ginger beer.
It’s a refreshing mix of fresh apple cider and Tennessee whiskey. Plus, a ginger beer mixer and some cinnamon for extra spice.
This combo is delicious but less sweet than other apple cider-based drinks.
The spiciness of the ginger beer helps offset the sweetness somewhat. It’s an excellent choice for a refreshing drink without a bold whiskey taste.