14 Best Jim Beam Cocktails

Here I’ve listed all the best Jim Beam Cocktails to try!

I enjoy my Jim Beam whiskey with a simple mixer, but Jim Beam cocktails can highlight the spirit’s flavor profile, and enhance any occasion. The classic Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Mint Julep celebrate the best of Jim Beam’s characteristics.


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Jim Beam Cocktails You Can Make Tonight

From the cocktails every home bartender should know to interesting drinks every Bourbon whiskey enthusiast should try, these are my best Jim Beam whiskey cocktail recipes!

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1. Jim Beam Manhattan


The Jim Beam Manhattan cocktail is a combination of bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, and a maraschino cherry, this cocktail is classic and spirit-forward!

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2. Jim Beam Old Fashioned


The Jim Beam Old Fashioned is a classic whiskey cocktail made with Jim Beam bourbon, sugar, bitters, and water, garnished with an orange slice and a cherry.

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3. Jim Beam Black Sour

The Jim Beam Black Sour is a classic cocktail made with Jim Beam Black, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.

This drink is a popular choice for those who like balanced cocktails.

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4. Jim Beam with Coke

Jim Beam with Coke is a simple and straightforward cocktail that consists of Jim Beam bourbon and Coca-Cola, served over ice in a highball glass.

Jim Beam with cola is perfect for those who prefer a sweeter and more approachable drink.

5. Kentucky Mule

The Jim Beam Kentucky Mule is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. It combines the smooth and smoky flavors of Jim Beam Black bourbon with the spicy and tangy flavors of ginger beer and lime for a refreshing cocktail.

6. Bourbon Peach Tea

Jim Beam Bourbon Peach Tea is made with bourbon, peach liquor, amaro, fresh peaches, lemon juice, and sweet tea. It’s perfect for summer!

Jim Beam Bourbon Peach Tea is typically served over ice and garnished with a lemon and peach wedge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy sweet and fruity whiskey cocktails.

7. Kentucky Bourbon Lemonade

Jim Beam with lemonade (a.k.a Redneck Lemonade) is made from freshly squeezed lemons, sweetened with honey, and mixed with Jim Beam. It’s easy and refreshing! Serve in a mason jar and garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprigs.

8. Jim Beam Hot Toddy

I know some folks that sip on a Jim Beam Hot Toddy to battle a cough or cold. Drink it while hot/warm. Feel better!

9. Jim Beam Vanilla & Cola

If you ask me, no home bar is complete without a bottle of Jim Beam Vanilla.Just add to soda on the rocks and mix with Jim Beam Vanilla. Build over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry. Sooo easy!

10. Jim Beam Apple & Soda

I’m amazed by Jim Beam Apple’s versatility when it comes to making fruity and warming cocktails. And I think the Jim Beam Apple and Soda is just about the simplest cocktail you can make. It only requires two ingredients… and it sure tastes delicious!

11. Jim Beam Mint Julep

The Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1939. A Mint Julep calls for a Kentucky bourbon like Jim Beam.

A few other Kentucky cocktails are the Kentucky Buck, Kentucky Sweet Tea, Kentucky Coffee, Kentucky Sunrise, Bluegrass Bramble, and Bourbon Cobbler.

12. Jim Beam Ginger Highball

The Jim Beam Ginger Highball is an easy drink for bourbon lovers. It’s a simple mix of Jim Beam and ginger ale, garnished with a slice of lemon. I’d recommend extra lemon if you enjoy tart drinks like me.

13. Three Wise Men Shot

A Three Wise Man Shot is a classic cocktail made with Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey, Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.

14. Jim Beam Blackberry Bourbon Smash

This Jim Beam Bourbon Smash recipe will chill you out and warm you up. I add extra lemon squirts for a vitamin C boost.

Jim Beam Cocktail FAQs

What mixes well with Jim Beam?

Jim Beam bourbon whiskey can be mixed with a variety of mixers and garnishes. Popular Jim Beam mixers include cola (like Coke or Pepsi), ginger ale, lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite or 7-Up), orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and tonic water.

What other ingredients work well with Jim Beam drinks?

Ingredients that mix well with Jim Beam bourbons whiskey are Angostura bitters, lime juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, honey, and mint.

What garnishes are typically served with Jim Beam cocktails?

Common garnishes used in Jim Beam Cocktails include maraschino cherries, orange peels/wheels, lemon slices, and lime wedges.

More Cocktail Recipes

Here are a few more cocktails I know you’ll LOVE:


Jim Beam Cocktails

How many Jim Beam Cocktails have you tried? It’s time to add more ideas to the list: Jim Beam Mint Julep, Thee Wise Men Shot?


  • Jim Beam Manhattan

  • Jim Beam Old Fashioned

  • Jim Beam Black Sour

  • Jim Beam with Coke

  • Kentucky Mule

  • Bourbon Peach Tea

  • Kentucky Bourbon Lemonade

  • Jim Beam Hot Toddy

  • Jim Beam Vanilla & Cola

  • Jim Beam Apple & Soda

  • Jim Beam Mint Julep

  • Jim Beam Ginger Highball

  • Three Wise Men Shot

  • Jim Beam Blackberry Bourbon Smash


  • Choose your favorite Jim Beam cocktail
  • Mix & sip!
Jim Beam Cocktails

How many of these Jim Beam Cocktails have you tried? Maybe, you bumped into one of your favorite drinks while scrolling through my list?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

I also made this separate post about 42 Simple Tequila Drinks! (2 Ingredients). Feel free to check it out 😊.

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