What’re you drinking tonight? I’ll have the usual, which means Jack Daniels, ginger ale, and a squeeze of lime. Jack & Ginger for the Ginger. How typical. The bartender at the local honky tonk, “my” bar, knows what to expect out of me most nights. I’m pretty basic and I know what I like. Sometimes a simple drink is the best. And Jack Daniels and country music just go together, you know what I mean? If I’m feeling frisky, the bartender serves it to me in a mason jar but I’m getting too old for that. College was already six years ago and I’m only a few months shy of 30. Jeez, I am getting old.
Whiskey is one of the few liquors that’s as good straight as it is mixed. Whiskey is also a really good ingredient keep in your kitchen, especially for use in barbecue sauces and desserts. I’ve had a fondness for Jack Daniels for a long time and love seeing it served in different ways. Here are some of my favorites.