Jim Beam is one of the oldest and most iconic whiskey brands in the world. It's also one of the most versatile when it comes to mixing drinks. Whether you're looking for an easy-drinking lowball or a complex cocktail, Jim Beam has you covered. Here are six of our favorite Jim Beam mixed drinks that we think you should definitely try!
This classic cocktail is as timeless as it is delicious. To make it, simply combine 2 ounces of Jim Beam Bourbon with 1 ounces of sweet vermouth and two dashes of Angostura bitters, then stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Finish off with a maraschino cherry garnish and enjoy!
The Old Fashioned
No list of whiskey cocktails would be complete without mentioning the old fashioned. This simple yet sophisticated drink is made by muddling 1 teaspoon of sugar and 5-6 dashes of Angostura bitters in an old fashioned glass, adding 2 ounces of Jim Beam bourbon, stirring with ice, then topping off with an orange twist for garnish.
The Mint Julep
This refreshing summer sip has been around since the 18th century but it still hasn’t lost its appeal! To make it, combine 2 ounces of Jim Beam bourbon and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add several sprigs of fresh mint leaves on top and stir until blended. Then add more crushed ice to fill the rest of the glass before topping off with a mint leaf garnish and sipping away!
The Boulevardier is like a modern-day Manhattan, featuring equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and whiskey (in this case, Jim Beam). Simply combine 1 ounce each ingredient in a shaker filled with ice before stirring until blended and straining into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy!
The Whiskey Sour
This classic whiskey sour recipe combines 2 ounces of Jim Beam bourbon along with ½ ounce each fresh lemon juice, simple syrup (equal parts sugar dissolved in water), and egg white for frothy texture. Shake all ingredients together vigorously then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice cubes before finishing off your creation with a few drops angostura bitters if desired.
This New Orleans favorite combines 2 ounces each rye whiskey (Jim Beam Rye works great) and cognac along with 3 drops absinthe bittering agent stirred together in an old fashioned glass filled halfway full of cracked ice cubes. Add several drops Angostura Bitters for flavor before straining into another rocks glass that has been pre-rinsed with more absinthe to coat the inside walls - creating your very own Sazerac masterpiece!
If you’re looking for some new drinks to try out then look no further than these six amazing Jim Beam mixed drinks. From classics like The Manhattan to unique creations like The Sazerac – there’s something here for everyone! So shake up some tasty concoctions today using your favorite bottle or can of Jim Beam bourbon or rye whiskey – cheers!
A Look into the History of Jim Beam
Jim Beam is a symbol of American whiskey, having been around for over 200 years. It is the world’s best-selling bourbon, with its distinct flavor and consistent quality remaining unchanged since it was first made in 1795. Let’s take a look at the history of this famous bourbon and how it came to be one of the most beloved whiskeys in the world.
The Beginning of Jim Beam Bourbon
Jim Beam began when Jacob Beam sold his first barrel of whiskey in 1795. He was a German immigrant who settled in Kentucky and started making whisky from corn and rye grown on his farm. The recipe for Jim Beam has remained unchanged since Jacob’s time, using only corn, rye, malted barley and water.
Jacob passed down his recipe to his son David who continued to make the whiskey until 1820 when he died suddenly. The family business then passed on to David's son, James Beauregard "Jim" Beam. His name would become synonymous with quality bourbon after he inherited his father's distillery business in 1834 at just 18 years old.
Jim took over the family business and ran it until after Prohibition when he retired in 1933 at age 70. During Prohibition all production had stopped as alcohol became illegal but Jim kept himself busy by making non-alcoholic products such as medicinal alcohol which was used by hospitals and pharmacists during that period. At this point, his sons Fred and Park ran the company until 1946 when Fred passed away suddenly at age 52 leaving Park to continue running the business on his own until his death in 1997 at age 91.
The Success of Jim Beam Bourbon
After Prohibition ended, Park revived production of Jim Beam's signature bourbons giving them an international presence with their export market growing rapidly throughout Europe and Asia Pacific regions. By 1973, Jim Beam sales had increased from 12 million bottles to over 25 million bottles per year worldwide!
Today, seventh generation master distiller Fred Noe continues to create quality bourbons following the same recipe that has been used since Jacob created it over two centuries ago! With its unique taste profile combined with its consistency and long-standing history, it's no wonder that Jim Beam has become one of the most popular whiskeys worldwide!
From its humble beginnings in 1795, Jim Beam has come a long way becoming an international favorite among whiskey drinkers everywhere! Its flavor profiles have remained consistent since its creation while its popularity continues to grow each year due to its quality product combined with innovations that keep up with changing times such as limited edition bottlings or collaborations with other brands like Jack Daniels or Maker’s Mark! Whether you prefer your bourbon neat or mixed into cocktails like Manhattans or Old Fashioneds—there is no wrong way to enjoy this timeless classic! Cheers!