5 Surprising Jameson Whiskey Cocktails To Try This Weekend

Jameson Irish Whiskey made a statement by putting a face mask on three of their Jameson billboards in Johannesburg, at Braamfontein (60 Juta), Melrose Arch and on the corner of Witkoppen & Main in Fourways. It’s part of the brands’ Mix, don’t Mingle campaign which puts responsible behaviour centre stage. Jameson encourages consumers and the public, in general, to not get complacent and keep wearing their masks. Here are some easy-to-mix drinks that offer the whiskey drinker insight into the versatility of the various Jameson expressions that can be ordered when out or be made at home.

Black Gold

Ingredients:
40ml Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
20ml Kahlua
1 dash Angostura bitters

Method:
Build in a rocks glass over ice and stir gently
Garnish with an orange twist

Jameson Caskmates Stout, Soda & Orange

In this Irish twist of a Scottish classic, the Orange flavour elevates the subtle touch of hops and cocoa beans from the beer cask finish in Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition. 

Ingredients:
50ml Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Soda Water
Large wedge of orange
Ice cubes

Method:
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes
Pour in a shot of Caskmates Stout
Top up the glass with a good quality soda water (roughly 1 part Jameson to 3 parts soda)
Stir briefly to mix
Take a large wedge of orange, give it a squeeze and drop it into the glass

Midleton Mule 

For the fans of winter cocktails and like a nice Moscow Mule, the Midleton Mule – is our take on the classic vodka drink, with Jameson Irish Whiskey instead of vodka. 

Ingredients:
50ml Jameson Select Reserve
10 ml Lime Juice
10 ml Ginger Syrup
100ml Ginger beer
Wedge of lime

Method:
Fill a shaker with ice
Add 50ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey
Add 10ml of lime juice
Add 10ml of ginger syrup
Shake and strain into a copper mule mug
Add ice and fill up with 100ml ginger beer.
Add a flourish of green with a lime wedge.

IPA Shandy

This refreshing upgrade to the classic beer shandy, is perfect for a sunny South African afternoon

Ingredients:
1 Wedge Grapefruit
Ice Cubes
30 ml IPA Beer
45 ml Jameson IPA Edition
90 ml Lemonade
15 ml Lemon Juice 

Method:
Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice and stir gentle.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Hot Toddy 

History is a little blurry on the exact origin of the ‘hot toddy’, some suggest that it was invented in Scotland in the 18th century, more likely though, ‘toddy’ was derived from the Hindi word ‘tārī’ which was a drink (served cold) made from the sap of the toddy palm.

What we do know is that somewhere along the line it made its way to the British Isles and evolved into a hot drink with a base of water, spirit and spice. This particular blend could help invigorate blood flow (through the cinnamon), while ginger stimulates the circulation (which could help aid digestion).

Ingredients:

60ml Jameson Select Reserve

120ml hot water

1tsp finely-chopped ginger

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cloves

1 lemon wedge

1tsp honey

Method:

Pour the Jameson Select Reserve into a mug. Add the honey. Pour in the hot water over the spoon you used for the honey to get off the last little drops (traditionally this was done to prevent the glass serving mug from cracking). Squeeze the lemon wedge and drop the wedge into the mug. Let the mixture steep for 5 minutes.

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