Jameson Journal

6 Easy Cocktails You Can Make at Home or at Parties

Here’s a list of easy homemade cocktails impossible to get wrong. From summertime classics like the Jameson, Ginger & Lime to new favorites like the Cloudy Apple, the hardest part is figuring out which to try first.

Easy Cocktail #1 Jameson ginger and lime cocktail

Heading up our list of easy cocktails to make at home, the Jameson, Ginger & Lime is a real thirst quencher. This simple summer cocktail couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger ale and a wedge of lime.

  • 50ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Schweppes Ginger Ale
  • Large wedge of lime
  • Fill a high ball glass with ice
  • Pour in a shot of Jameson
  • Top up the glass with a good quality bottled ginger ale
  • Stir briefly to mix
  • Take a large wedge of lime, give it a squeeze and drop it into the glass

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Schweppes Ginger Ale
  • Large wedge of lime

How To Make

  • Fill a high ball glass with ice
  • Pour in a shot of Jameson
  • Top up the glass with a good quality bottled ginger ale
  • Stir briefly to mix
  • Take a large wedge of lime, give it a squeeze and drop it into the glass
Easy Cocktail #2 Jameson honey julep cocktail

All you have to do to create this cocktail is have your honey jar and some mint leaves handy. Just add a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a tablespoon of honey to a glass rolled with mint leaves and filled with crushed ice and you’re done. And you thought making cocktails was complicated?

  • 50ml Jameson
  • 20ml Irish honey syrup
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • Mix one part honey with one part boiling water.
  • Lightly press and roll mint leaves along a derby glass.
  • Half fill glass with crushed ice and pour in half the liquid.
  • Place more crushed ice on top and pour in remaining liquid.
  • Garnish with mint sprig.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jameson
  • 20ml Irish honey syrup
  • 8-10 mint leaves

How To Make

  • Mix one part honey with one part boiling water.
  • Lightly press and roll mint leaves along a derby glass.
  • Half fill glass with crushed ice and pour in half the liquid.
  • Place more crushed ice on top and pour in remaining liquid.
  • Garnish with mint sprig.
Easy Cocktail #3 Jameson stout soda cocktail

One of the easiest cocktails to make at home, Jameson Stout Edition & Soda is a refreshing long drink, best enjoyed with friends. See how well the orange wedge works with the chocolatey notes of the Stout, patiently finished in Irish craft beer-seasoned barrels.

  • 35.5ml Jameson Stout Edition
  • 100ml soda water
  • Orange wedge for garnish
  • Optional: 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Grab a glass and fill it with ice
  • Pour in the Jameson Stout Edition
  • Top up the glass with a good quality bottled soda water
  • Take an orange wedge and drop it into the glass
  • Drop in 2 dashes of Angostura bitters if it takes your fancy!

Ingredients

  • 35.5ml Jameson Stout Edition
  • 100ml soda water
  • Orange wedge for garnish
  • Optional: 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

How To Make

  • Grab a glass and fill it with ice
  • Pour in the Jameson Stout Edition
  • Top up the glass with a good quality bottled soda water
  • Take an orange wedge and drop it into the glass
  • Drop in 2 dashes of Angostura bitters if it takes your fancy!
Easy Cocktail #4 Jameson Old Fashioned cocktail

One of the first whiskey cocktails invented, the Old Fashioned is right up there when it comes to easy cocktails to make for a party. As well as standing the test of time, this delicious blend of Jameson Black Barrel, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters and orange bitters also delivers one helluva kick!

  • 2 parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • 0.75 parts sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Fill a glass or jug with ice
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Stir until ice cold
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • 0.75 parts sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange slice for garnish

How To Make

  • Fill a glass or jug with ice
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Stir until ice cold
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange slice
Easy Cocktail #5 Jameson classic whiskey sour cocktail

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to master one of the most famous – and delicious – classic cocktails. Make it the traditional way with Jameson Irish Whiskey or try it instead with Jameson Black Barrel to get the added bonus of enhanced spiciness, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit in what is already a very tasty cocktail.

  • 50ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 15 ml Egg White
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Lemon
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • Fill a shaker with ice
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 15 ml Egg White
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Lemon
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup

How To Make

  • Fill a shaker with ice
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist
Easy Cocktail #6 Jameson cloudy apple cocktail

A full-bodied, sweet cocktail that embodies the love affair between Irish whiskey and apples. Did you know that apple trees were considered the noblest of all trees in early medieval Irish laws, with high punishment for those who damaged or cut them down for the wrong reasons? If loving the Cloudy Apple is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

  • 50ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 10ml Creme de Mure
  • A dash of cloudy apple juice
  • Apple slice for garnish
  • Shake 50ml Jameson Black Barrel, 25ml lemon juice, sugar syrup and 10 ml Creme de Mure together in a shaker.
  • Pour over ice into a tumbler and top up with cloudy apple juice.
  • Garnish with an apple slice.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 10ml Creme de Mure
  • A dash of cloudy apple juice
  • Apple slice for garnish

How To Make

  • Shake 50ml Jameson Black Barrel, 25ml lemon juice, sugar syrup and 10 ml Creme de Mure together in a shaker.
  • Pour over ice into a tumbler and top up with cloudy apple juice.
  • Garnish with an apple slice.