Jack’s Southern Honey Cocktail Recipe [copycat recipe]

by Robyn Wright on January 3, 2014

in Food

Jack's Southern Honey Cocktail at O'Charley's

It is Friday and that means it is time for a cocktail! This week I am sharing one of my newest favorites. Jack’s Southern Honey (the picture above) is a cocktail served at O’Charley’s restaurant chain and it is quite tasty. So tasty that I needed to try to make this one at home too! Hubby actually called the restaurant and they said the ingredients were Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, simple syrup, Sierra Mist, lemon, and mint. I gathered up the ingredients and toyed around with it and this is what I came up with.

  • 1-2 parts Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey
    Start with 1 part, but depending on your preference you might want to add more
  • 2 parts Sierra Mist soda
    I gave up soda last year, but I don’t count it in cocktails
  • Juice from lemon wedge
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves

In a glass with ice add all ingredients, stir and gently mash the mint a bit. Enjoy!

Robyn's Copycat Recipe of Jack's Southern Honey Cocktail

Notice I did not include simple syrup. The menu at O’Charley’s doesn’t list simply syrup, but the bartender did. I tried making this with and without simple syrup and I really do not think it needs it. The sweetness from the whiskey and the soda is plenty – but if you like really sweet drinks then by all means add a bit. The squeeze of lemon juice and fresh mint are very important though and make the drink really stand out I think.

What do you think? Would you try this cocktail? Have you tried the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey yet?


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1 tannawings January 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I dont drink much at all, and whiskey is normally not on any list I would drink but perhaps the addition of the honey would improve the flavor a bit. I have only had JD but havent tried the honey . I notice alot of liquors are adding honey I just saw a commercial for honey vodka.
In the winter, I would likely go for somthing in the Irish coffee department (Baileys is a favorite) This looks like a nice refeshing drink though especially with the mint in it.

2 Robin January 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

I have not tried the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and I am not a huge fan of honey, so I probably will not make this for myself–but I will recommend your recipe to other fans!

3 TK May 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I had this yesterday with a girl friend at Ocharley’s and it was SOOO good. I went home and googled it and there were you Robyn! This is almost like it! I agree the mint and lemon makes a BIG difference. ^_^ go you!

4 Robyn Wright May 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Great minds think alike!!!

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