If you’re in search of some seriously tasty Jameson cocktails, you’ve landed in the right spot.
In the guide below, you’ll find some very tasty Jameson cocktails to try this weekend, each of which is easy to make.
Our favourite Jameson cocktails
The first section of our guide is packed with our favourite Jameson whiskey drinks. These are cocktails we’ve had many times before and love a little too much.
Below, you’ll find everything from the Irish Sour to the Irish Lemonade along with some often-overlooked Jameson drinks.
1. Jameson and Ginger
Ah, the Jameson and Ginger. Easy to make and refreshing, this is arguably one of the most popular drinks with Jameson at its core. The beauty of this one is its simplicity.
You only need three ingredients – Jameson, a premium ginger ale, lime and some ice. To make, add whiskey, ginger ale and the juice of half a lime into a glass with ice. Stir and garnish with a slice on lime.
2. Irish Sour
if you’re looking to impress, the Irish Sour is a surprisingly easy Jameson cocktail that looks visually impressive and that tastes amazing!
The beauty of this is that you can dress it up or down, depending on who you’re making it for. Ingredients wise, you need some Jameson, egg whites, simple syrup, lemon juice, Angostura bitters and ice.
3. The Irish Maid
The Irish Maid is, in my opinion, the best drink with Jameson, for a couple of reasons; it has a light, zesty and refreshing taste and it takes less than 2 minutes to make.
To make, you’ll need to muddle 2 thin chunks of cucumber in a shaker. Then add Jameson, simple syrup, elderflower liqueur and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add in a handful of ice and shake hard.
To serve, simply strain the mixture into a tall glass that’s 1/2 filled with ice.
4. The Irish Lemonade
If you’re looking for mixed drinks with Jameson that are great for parties, the Irish Lemonade is a great option, as you can make a jug of it and let people help themselves.
Take your Jameson and add it to a glass 1/2 filled with ice. The pour in some ginger beer (or club soda), bitters, fresh lemonade and mint. Give it a stir it’s ready-to-rock!
5. The Irish Margarita
If you’re looking for St Patrick’s Day cocktails, the very green Irish Margarita is worth a try. To make, you’ll need Jameson, freshly squeeze lime juice, simple syrup, orange-flavoured liqueur and green food colouring.
First, take some kitchen paper and pour out 3 tablespoons of sugar. Then run some Jameson around the rim of the glass and dip it in the sugar to coat the entire rim.
You then need to add your mixture to a shaker and shake hard. To serve, simply strain the mix into a glass. This is one of the more popular Jameson cocktails for good reason.
Quick and easy Jameson whiskey drinks
The second section of our guide is packed with more tasty Jameson cocktails with a mix of light and strong drinks.
Below, you’ll find everything from the Irish Gold to the Irish Mule along with some quick-and-easy Jameson recipes.
1. Irish Gold
Few Jameson cocktails are as easy and as delicious as the Irish Gold. This is a staple cocktail in our house as it’s strong, quick-to-make and very refreshing. Grab some Jameson, peach schnapps, fresh OJ, ginger ale and a lime.
1/2 fill a tall glass with ice and add your ingredients. Then cut two slices of lime. Squeeze one into the glass and gently stir. Use the other for garnish and you’re done!
2. The Irish Mule
The Irish Mule is one of the best Jameson drinks for summer. This one has oodles of flavour and it’s sweet, zesty and it packs a punch. There’s only 4 ingredients for this one – Jameson, ginger beer, lime and ice.
Add your whiskey, and then squeeze in the juice from 2 slices of lime. Then gently fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer. This is one of the more straightforward Jameson mixed drinks and it always goes down a treat.
3. Irish Coffee
You don’t get much more traditional than the Irish Coffee. This recipe has been on the go since 1943, when it was first made in Limerick at Foynes Airbase.
The perfect Irish Coffee has just 5 ingredients: Jameson, ground coffee, Demerara sugar, fresh cream and nutmeg and dark chocolate for garnishing.
4. Irish Eyes
If you’re after green drinks with Jameson, the Irish Eyes is a great option (especially as you don’t need to add any food colouring!). Ingredients wise, you need Jameson, Baileys, green Crème de menthe and cream.
Take a shaker and 1/2 fill it with ice and then add Jameson, Baileys, green Crème de menthe and fresh cream. Shake and strain into a glass 1/2 filled with ice.
More tasty cocktail drinks with Jameson
The final section of our guide is packed with Jameson drinks that are perfect for parties and gatherings, but keep in mind that some are quite potent.
Below, you’ll find the Irish Trash Can and the Irish Negroni along with some funky Jameson whiskey cocktails.
1. The Irish Mudslide
The Irish Mudslide is one of the more indulgent Jameson whiskey drinks that’s perfect for after dinner as a desert substitute.
It’s looks amazing and it’s handy to whip up. You’ll need Baileys, Kahlua, Jameson, chocolate syrup, cream or ice cream and some shredded chocolate for garnish.
2. The Irish Negroni
The Irish Negroni is one one of the best Jameson drinks if you’re looking to impress. This is simple, elegant and the perfect drink to sip on a cool winters evening.
Sometimes referred to as a ‘Rosie Negroni’, this cocktail requires Jameson, sweet vermouth, fresh orange juice, Campari and ice. To make, add your ingredients into a large glass and stir. Then strain the mixture into a small fat glass 1/2 filled with ice.
3. The Irish Trash Can
The Irish Trash Can is one of the most potent Jameson cocktails in this guide, so if you make it, drink it with caution. For this, you’ll need gin, light rum, vodka, peach schnapps, Bols Blue Curacao Liquer, Triple sec and RedBull.
Now, you can add the can of RedBull at the very end and have it sticking up out of the glass, but I prefer to just pour it in, as it’s a lot less messy.
4. The Irish Mojito
The Irish Mojito is one of the easier drinks with Jameson to knock up for a party, once you have the ingredients to hand. This cocktail has a pleasant, sweet taste that generally goes down well with most.
You’ll need Jameson, some limes, fresh mint leaves, sugar and either ginger beer or club soda. Muddle your mint, two slice of lime and sugar in a shaker, first, and then add the rest of your ingredients. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
5. The Irish Slammer
Then 1/2 fill a shot glass with Jameson and fill the rest of the shot with Baileys. You then need to drop the shot into the Guinness and knock it back (quickly or the drink will curdle).
FAQs about Jameson mixed drinks
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Jameson whiskey recipes are the easiest?’ to ‘What Jameson whiskey cocktails have the least calories?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the easiest and tastiest Jameson cocktails?
The Jameson and Ginger, the Irish Maid and the Irish Sour are three easy and very tasty Jameson whiskey recipes.
What drinks with Jameson are good for a party?
The Irish Trash Can, Irish Lemonade and the Irish Slammer are three popular Jameson whiskey cocktails for parties.
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