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!
Jack sent me not just a bottle of sweet booze but 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. A girl just has to take care of herself and medicate sometimes, am I right?
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices, 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 looking.
It’s got a pretty 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 it for just a few seconds more. You don’t want to burn off the alcohol that it does have!
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!
Winter Jack Warmer
- 2 oz Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
- 1 oz caramel sauce (any type but I make my own bourbon caramel sauce and it was perfect.
- 4 oz half and half
- Cinnamon sticks and grated nutmeg
- 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.