You’ll find the best Jameson cocktails below, without the BS!
Arguably one of the best known Irish whiskey brands, you can mix up some delicious drinks with Jameson.
From refreshing Irish whiskey cocktails, like the reliable Jemmy and Ginger, to potent concoctions, like the Negroni, there’s plenty of Jameson recipes to choose from!
In the guide below, we’ve only included tasty Jameson drinks recipes that don’t require a huge amount of prep/ingredients.
The best 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 recipes.
1. Jameson and Ginger
First up is arguably the most popular of the many easy Jameson cocktails – the Jemmy 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 wondering what to mix with Jameson that’ll impress both your tastebuds and your guests, try the Irish Sour.
This is one of the easier-to-make Jameson drinks recipes that looks gorgeous 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.
You can make a jug of this stuff and let people help themselves.
Take your Jameson and add it to a glass 1/2 filled with ice.
Then 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
To make, you’ll need Jameson, freshly squeezed 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 best Jameson cocktails for good reason.
6. 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!
7. 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.
8. Irish Coffee
If you’re wondering what to mix with Jameson for an after-dinner pick-me-up, try 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. The Irish Trash Can
The Irish Trash Can is one of the most potent Jameson drinks 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.
13. 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.
14. The Irish Slammer
Ok, so the Irish Slammer arguably doesn’t below in a guide to easy Jameson cocktails, but it’s here by popular demand.
This is another of the more potent Jameson mixed drinks, so keep that in mind before you knock it back.
First, 1/2 fill a large glass with Guinness or your favourite Irish stout.
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).
What quick and easy Jameson whiskey drinks have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant Jameson cocktails from the guide above.
If you have any Jameson recipes that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
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.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.