Jim Beam Whiskey has stood the test of time, becoming one of the most well-known bourbon brands worldwide. Whether you are a purist who enjoys whiskey served neat or someone looking to experiment with mixed drinks, knowing the suitable mixers can dramatically enhance your Jim Beam experience. While Jim Beam pairs well with various mixers, some rise above the rest. This is a roundup of the top 20 mixers for Jim Beam Whiskey.
Add a splash of Amaretto to your next shot of Jim Beam for a nutty twist. This is for those who enjoy a richer, more luxurious drink.
To experience this combination, try a Jim Beam Amaretto Sour. This drink is both spectacular and easy to mix. Just follow this recipe.
Jim Beam Amaretto Sour
- 3 ounces Jim Beam Bourbon
- 3 ounces Amaretto
- .75 ounce Lemon Juice
- .75 ounce Sugar
- .75 ounce Lemon-Lime Soda
- Lemon Wheel and Cherry
- Pour Jim Beam, Amaretto, lemon juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake to combine thoroughly.
- Strain into a glass over fresh ice and add lemon-lime soda.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.
2. Apple Cider
Come autumn, apple cider and Jim Beam make a cozy pairing. Apple’s sweetness marries well with the spiciness of the bourbon, creating a heartwarming cocktail.
Add two shots of apple cider to 1 shot of Jim Beam over ice for a quick and delicious cold drink. But, for a hot and spicy drink that can warm you on a cold day, heat 8 ounces of freshly pressed apple cider in which a single cinnamon stick has been simmered. Combine that concoction with one shot of Jim Beam in your favorite mug, and enjoy!
3. Club Soda
For those who like their cocktails simple, club soda serves as an excellent mixer. The bubbly texture adds complexity without overshadowing the original Jim Beam flavors.
The ideal ratio for this two-ingredient cocktail is 2:1, or two parts club soda to one part Jim Beam.
4. Coca Cola
A classic for a reason, the whiskey and cola combination is universally loved. The sweetness and fizz of Coca-Cola balance the robust and oaky flavor of Jim Beam. If you prefer a less sugary option, diet cola works just as well.
Most folks agree that the perfect ratio for this drink is 2:1: one part whiskey and two parts coke. But adjustments are easy to make if you prefer either weaker or more potent drinks than the norm.
5. Coconut Water
Health-conscious drinkers might appreciate mixing Jim Beam with coconut water. The result is a hydrating, lower-calorie concoction that’s surprisingly tasty.
Add a shot of Jim Beam to your next cup for a buzzy kick. It’s a flavorful blend that will wake up your senses.
7. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is an excellent choice for a tart spin on your whiskey. It creates a balanced concoction that’s both sweet and sour.
8. Dr. Pepper
Dr. Pepper has its unique blend of flavors, which, when mixed with Jim Beam, can create a fascinating and layered cocktail experience.
9. Energy Drinks
Energy drinks can mix well with Jim Beam to keep the party going. Although many enjoy this combination, I highly recommend that you proceed with caution and moderation, as mixing stimulants and alcohol can have adverse effects.
10. Ginger Ale
The spicy, zesty nature of ginger ale complements the richness of bourbon. A “Jim Beam Ginger” is refreshing, easy to make, and a hit at any social gathering.
11. Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can add a new dimension to your whiskey for a more bitter edge. This mixer is especially popular in cocktails like the Brown Derby.
12. Hot Chocolate
Why should kids have all the fun? Add some Jim Beam to your favorite hot chocolate for an adult version of this winter classic.
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13. Iced Tea
Especially popular in the Southern U.S., mixing iced tea with bourbon gives a cultural twist to your drink. Opt for sweetened or unsweetened based on your preference, although sweet tea is prevalent in the South.
When life gives you lemons, mix them with Jim Beam! A shot of bourbon mixed with a frosty glass of lemonade creates a revitalizing concoction perfect for hot summer days.
It might sound unusual, but a bourbon milk punch featuring Jim Beam Whiskey can be incredibly comforting and delicious, especially during winter.
While there are many variations on this delightful winter drink, this version sounds incredibly appealing.
- 4 ounces of 2% Milk
- 2.5 tablespoons Half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2.5 ounces Jim Beam
- 4 teaspoons Powdered Sugar
- Freshly ground Nutmeg for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake vigorously to combine.
- Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with nutmeg.
16. Orange Juice
If you’re a fan of the classic Screwdriver cocktail, why not give it a bourbon twist? Orange juice adds a citrusy punch that works well with the vanilla notes in Jim Beam.
17. Pineapple Juice
Turn your Jim Beam into a tropical treat by mixing it with pineapple juice. This sweet, tangy combination will transport your taste buds to an island getaway.
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18. Root Beer
The strong sassafras flavor of root beer makes an intriguing contrast to the subtle nuances of Jim Beam. It’s a match made in cocktail heaven.
19. Tonic Water
Tonic can bring out the herbal undertones in Jim Beam, making it a more sophisticated drink. Throw in a wedge of lime for added zest.
Last but not least, adding a splash of water can bring out the flavors in Jim Beam, opening up its complexities for you to savor.
When it comes to mixing Jim Beam, the possibilities are virtually endless. These mixers provide a wide range of flavors and experiences, catering to classic cocktail lovers and adventurous souls. Always remember to drink responsibly and to enjoy the journey of discovering your perfect Jim Beam combination. Cheers!
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