Jack And Coke
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Jack And Coke
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The Jack and Coke is a classic American cocktail that combines the bold flavors of whiskey with the sweet, caramel notes of cola. It's typically made using Jack Daniel's Tennessee ... more The Jack and Coke is a classic American cocktail that combines the bold flavors of whiskey with the sweet, caramel notes of cola. It's typically made using Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, which imparts a distinctive, smooth flavor profile that pairs well with the effervescence and sweetness of cola. The addition of lime brings a slight citrus twist that balances the sweetness, offering a refreshing undertone to this simple yet beloved mixed drink. Served in a lowball glass, the Jack and Coke is a staple in bars across the world, known for its easy-drinking character and its association with laid-back, sociable occasions.
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20% | 1.2 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Jack And Coke

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the Jack Daniel’s to a lowball glass, then add ice
Top up the glass with coke and finally squeeze in the lime and serve


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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Jack and Coke cocktail?

The Jack and Coke cocktail, also known as a 'Lynchburg Lemonade', has its roots in the southern United States, closely tied to the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. It gained popularity as a simple yet satisfying mix that combines the distinctive flavors of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey with the sweetness of cola. This easy-to-make drink has been a staple in the American cocktail scene since its creation, which is believed to have happened sometime in the early 20th century.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Jack and Coke?

A Jack and Coke is best served in a lowball glass over ice to keep it cold without diluting the flavors too quickly. Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey, top with cola, and gently stir to combine the flavors. Adding a wedge of lime not only for garnish but also to add a touch of citrus tartness that complements the sweetness of the cola and the richness of the whiskey.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey for a Jack and Coke?

Yes, while traditional Jack and Coke is made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey for its distinct flavor, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey or bourbon if you prefer. The taste will vary depending on the whiskey's characteristics, with bourbons tending to add a sweeter, more full-bodied flavor and rye whiskeys introducing spicier notes.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is there a diet-friendly version of Jack and Coke?

For those looking for a lower-calorie version, a Diet Jack and Coke can be made by substituting regular cola with a diet or zero-calorie cola. This substitution significantly reduces the sugar and calorie content of the drink while maintaining the unique combination of cola and whiskey flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Jack and Coke compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of about 20%, Jack and Coke falls in the lower to mid-range of alcohol content for cocktails. It has a lower alcohol concentration than strong cocktails like a Martini or Manhattan, which can go up to 30% alcohol by volume or more, but is higher than light cocktails such as a Mimosa or a Spritz, which often have an alcohol content below 15%. The exact alcohol content can vary based on the proportions used.

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