Winter Jack Warmer

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend that’s perfect in this cocktail. It combines Jack Daniels with cider and spices and is especially delicious in a Winter Jack Warmer with half and half.

Winter Jack Warmer

When you have an inventory of hundreds of bottle of booze and you get one as a gift, it’s easy to be a bit meh about it if you can imagine. But the other day I was not meh at all, I was more Oh MY! The folks at Jack Daniels sent this to me as a holiday gift and I opened it on the day of the first snow in Denver. What a perfect day to try a Winter Jack Warmer, right?

I’m actually the one who has been a bit meh this week; one side of my throat is on fire and little things like swallowing have been a pain. I mean a real pain. I guess the one disadvantage to all the kiddos around me is that I pick up all their germs even if they don’t get sick.

I’ve had more colds and sore throats in the three years since I moved here than I had in a dozen years! I hate them but wouldn’t trade them for the world if it meant the kids. I love them more than I hate being sick!

Winter Jack Warmer

Jack sent me not just a bottle of sweet boozy cider but also this adorable winter hat. Maybe now I’ll actually go out to shovel and cover my head; would be a good idea right? As it was, I finished this post and then headed straight to my warm, cozy bed with this cocktail in hand and I’m tempted to also wear this adorable hat.

What could be more ‘Winter Jack Warmer’ than a warm boozy cocktail with an earmuff hat? A girl just has to take care of herself and medicate sometimes, am I right?

Winter Jack Warmer

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, and holiday spices. It’s based on an original family recipe from Jack’s home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Even if you live in a place where it’s never cold or snowy, you’ll never regret being prepared. This is a great cocktail when you’re sitting in front of the fire with family and friends (don’t I wish!). It is only available for a limited time but if you can find it, it’s worth sourcing.

It’s a really short list of ingredients too; so easy to make (full ingredients and instructions at bottom of post)

  • 2 oz Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
  • 1 oz caramel sauce (any type but I make my own bourbon caramel sauce (See Notes for URL) and it was perfect!).
  • 4 oz half and half
    Garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks and grated nutmeg

It’s got a relatively low alcohol content so while it should be served warm I was careful once it was added. I warmed the half and half and caramel sauce first and then when I thought it was just right, I poured in the Winter Jack and heated the Winter Jack Warmer cocktail for just a few seconds more. You don’t want to burn off the alcohol that it does have!

I did make this cocktail using my own recipe for a Bourbon Caramel Sauce. Not a necessity but…sure was good!

If it’s impossible to find, make your own blend with a bottle of Jack Daniels bourbon and some apple cider with a bit of cinnamon. Won’t be the same but will be close and sometimes close really is good enough…Cheers!

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Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Warmer Served in a Clear Glass Mug with a Cinnamon Stick Garnish

Winter Jack Warmer
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Jack Daniels Winter Jack Warmer

A warm winter cocktail combining Jack Daniels Winter Jack with half and half and caramel sauce. YUM!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Bourbon
Calories: 663kcal
Author: Creative Culinary

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
  • 1 oz caramel sauce any type but I make my own bourbon caramel sauce (See Notes for URL and it was perfect!).
  • 4 oz half and half

To Garnish:

  • Cinnamon sticks and grated nutmeg

Instructions

  • Put the caramel sauce and half and half into a microwave safe glass and heat on medium power until warm. Remove and add the Winter Jack and warm for about 10 more seconds on medium power.
  • Grate nutmeg over the cocktail and add a cinnamon stick.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can use any good commercial caramel sauce or try my Bourbon Caramel Sauce, it's divine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 69g

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11 Comments

  1. I made this as directed except a nit more than 2 ounces of Jack dropped into it! Oh well! Lol! Very delicious and warm on this cold night. I liked the ideas that the other commentors said also.

  2. So since I was low on the required ingredients I made these swaps… Used Carmel macchiato coffee creamer, warmed it up in a saucepan. Then when warm, added the winter jack. Warmed again. Poured into mugs, sprinkled with ground nutmeg and cinnamon. Oh my, a delicious drink to keep you toasty on a 5 degree night!!! Only problem is it is too easy, went through two bottles of winter jack one evening!!!

    1. Yum, sounds great. I recently gave a bottle to someone and they wondered if they would use it. I told them to be fair and give it a shot (or two?). 🙂

      Ha…she called me yesterday and said it was almost gone; I knew it!

  3. I had to alter this just a bit due to not having exactly everything. Swapped out the caramel for butterscotch syrup and use half and half with milk. Was SO good! Thanks for a perfect cold weather drink 🙂 finally know what to do with the JD Winter Jack now.

    1. Sounds perfect to me. I seldom run to the grocery to get an ingredient or two and am always swapping out something…looks like you found some winners!

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