Are you bold? Are you classic? Maybe you prefer complex with a smooth finish. Whatever your recipe, make sure you make it your own.

We asked for your inspirational, inventive, ingenious Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye cocktails –
and you delivered. These four recipes have been named the finalists of our first-ever “Try Rye
Cocktail Hour” Cocktail Competition. Each brings out the bold spice of Jack Rye in unexpected
ways, highlighting just how versatile a Tennessee Rye can be.


One of these finalists will win a custom home bar made from authentic Jack Daniel’s barrels. Let
us know your favorite on social: @jackdaniels_us.

The Earl of Tennessee

A Jack Rye Take on tea

Created by Alexandra from Florida


 0.75 oz Lavender Simple Syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2-4 tbsp. dried lavender seeds stirred in a saucepan on medium heat until clear)
 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
 3 oz Earl Grey Tea
 1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey

1. Shake all ingredients with ice
2. Double strain into highball glass
3. Garnish with lemon slices and lavender sprigs

Last Call

A Rye nightcap with style


Created by Tyler from New Jersey


 1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey
 .75 oz Barbados rum (12 year aged ideal)
 .25 oz Cold brew coffee liqueur
 .25 oz Fermented blueberry (500g blueberries, 400g non-chlorinated water, 400g raw honey, 2% sea salt, mixed in a mason jar and left to ferment in a cool, dark place for five days)
 Barspoon banana liqueur
 2-3 dashes of bitters
 Absinthe rinse
 Lemon twist
 King cube


1. Chill a double rocks glass and mixing glass
2. Add the king cube to the double rocks glass
3. Add ice and all ingredients into the mixing glass and stir until thoroughly chilled and slightly diluted
4. Strain over the tempered ice
5. Express lemon over the cocktail, and toss it in the glass

The Tennessee Iris

Tennessee’s state flower, Jacked Up

Created by Andrew from New Hampshire


 1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey
 .5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey
 2 tsp Blueberry Jam
 1oz Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
 1 Egg White
 Garnish: Blueberries, Lemon Peel in the shape of an Old No.7
 Glassware: Chilled Coupe

1. Chill a Coupe glass
2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
3. Dry shake 5-8 seconds to emulsify egg whites
4. Open your shaker back up and fill half the tin with ice
5. Close your shaker back up and shake it for 8-10 Seconds to chill the drink
6. Strain your cocktail into your chilled Coupe glass
7. Garnish with blueberries and lemon peel

Cold Spiced Toddy

Simple, sweet, satiating

Created by Sarah from New York


 1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskey
 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1/2 oz orange liqueur
 3/4 oz chai tea and honey syrup (1 cup water, 3 chai tea bags, 1/2 cup manuka honey, boil water in a saucepan and remove from heat, then steep tea bags for 3 minutes. Add honey and simmer on medium-low heat until honey dissolves. Allow to cool.)

1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice
2. Shake and strain into a glass with ice
3. Garnish with a slice of lemon