Ah….do you feel that warm breeze? The temperature outside is perfect. Now all you need to do is take out the patio furniture from the garage and enjoy a nice beverage. Jack Daniel’s – the world’s best-selling family of whiskeys – has some really creative and unique cocktail recipes that celebrate the weather beginning to warm up.

Here are some cocktails that you can enjoy responsibly during the Spring months.

Grilled Tennessee Sour

Grilled lemons give this classic sour some edge

1.5 oz. Jack Daniels Single Barrel select

1 oz.  Grilled Lemon Juice

1 oz.  Raw sugar syrup

2 dashes Orange Bitters

1 oz. Soda water

1 mint sprig

Directions: Add first 4 ingredients to shaker filled with ice.  Shake and double strain over ice filled Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with grilled lemon wheel, mint, and a straw. Grill lemons at home:  Cut lemons in half and dip in lightly in white sugar place face down on a 400 degree grill. Remove when grill marks begin to appear.

The Spring Fling

2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

3 lemon wedges

3 sprigs fresh thyme

3 sprigs fresh rosemary

1 oz. honey syrup

1 oz. ginger beer

Directions: Add two lemon wedges, 2 sprigs of rosemary and thyme to a shaker. Muddle to release oils from herbs and juice from lemons. Add honey syrup, Single Barrel Select, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously to combine, strain over an ice filled copper mug, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon, rosemary, and thyme.

The Upper East Side of Lynchburg

2 oz. Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey

1 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth

.5 oz. Chamomile tea syrup

2 dash lemon bitters

1 lemon wheel

Directions: Shake Tennessee Fire with citrus mix. Stain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cherry. Make chamomile tea syrup at home: dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 2 cups of boiling water Steep 3 Chamomile tea bags for 4 minutes, cool and will store for 2 weeks.

Gentleman’s Tea Thyme

1 750 Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey

1 qt chamomile tea chilled

1 cup honey syrup

1 pint fresh lemonade

2 lemons sliced into think rounds

1 bunch fresh thyme

Directions: Add all ingredients to the punch bowl stir well with a block of ice. Add thyme and lemons and serve.

Forbidden Fruit

1.5 oz. Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey

1 oz. apple brandy

.5 oz. maple syrup

.5 oz. orange juice

.5 oz. lemon juice

1 oz. Korbel Brut California champagne

2 dashes citrus bitters

1-3 thin red apple slices soaked in lemon juice

Directions: Add first 5 ingredients to shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain over ice filled Collins glass, top with Korbel Brut. Garnish with apple slices, dash of citrus bitters, and a straw.

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