World Whiskey Day is May 21st, 2016, and it’s the perfect time for whiskey aficionados and drinkers alike to raise a glass and toast this classic spirit.

Whether enjoyed Don Draper-style neat or on the rocks, or in a modern-day cocktail, Jack Daniel’s craft and luxury marques are the perfect way to celebrate. In honor of World Whiskey Day, Bay Area mixologist Eric Grenier created The Cooper’s Cocktail, with a classic feel; and The Meltwater Effect, boasting a strong, but sweet flavor profile; both made with easy-to-find ingredients for re-creating at home.

The Cooper's Cocktail made with Jack Daniel's, cocktails

The Cooper’s Cocktail

Photo Courtesy of Jack Daniel’s

The Cooper’s Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
  • 1/2 oz. Cynar
  • 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur*

Ice: One large cube or ‘on the rocks’

Glassware: Rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass

Tools: Mixing Vessel, Barspoon, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation: Stir all ingredients in mixing vessel (about 20-30 seconds). Strain over ice. No garnish

*Coffee Liqueur

St. George NOLA is recommended, however ask retailer for best available coffee liqueur.


The Meltwater Effect cocktaill made with Jack Daniel's, cocktails

The Meltwater Effect

Photo Courtesy of Jack Daniel’s

The Meltwater Effect

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack
  • 1 oz. Sorel Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Amaro Ramazzotti
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Thin Lemon Peel

Tools: Mixing Vessel, Barspoon, Hawthorne Strainer

Glassware: Rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass

Preparation: Stir first four ingredients in mixing glass filled with ice until properly chilled and diluted, about 20-30 seconds. Strain into glassware and garnish with lemon peel.