Whiskey and Coke is about as classic a cocktail as you can make. Plus, with only two ingredients, it’s super easy.
What Does Whiskey And Coke Taste Like?
A whiskey and Coke will be a bit sweeter than something like a whiskey sour. Typically the most popular version of the whiskey and Coke is the Jack and Coke. And a Jack and Coke is just simply Jack Daniels combined with Coca Cola.
However, a whiskey and Coke is good with many other types of American bourbons, an Canadian whiskeys. The sweet flavor of the Coke combines very well with the smoky flavor of bourbon. Instead of a flavor clash, the flavors actually complement each other.
This drink is great for sitting back and relaxing with a nice cocktail. We prefer to make it with a one to three ratio of whiskey to Coke. Since there is so much more liquid than most cocktails, this drink is perfect for sipping.
Diet or Not?
A popular variation of the whiskey and Coke is a whiskey and diet. Some people may claim that’s sacrilegious but Diet Coke is a perfectly acceptable substitution for Coke.
Some people prefer the less syrupy sweet taste of Diet Coke to Coke. These differences actually give the whiskey and diet a little bit different of a flavor. However, be careful with a whiskey and diet, because diet sodas are actually more potent than cocktails made with regular soda.
Whiskey or bourbon
Coke or Diet Coke
Lime wedge or maraschino cherries for garnish
Get all your ingredients together and start making your drink.
Fill highball glass with ice.
Pour 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey on top of the ice.
Top off with Coke or Diet Coke. This will probably be around 6 ounces.
Stir gently with bar spoon and garnish with lime wedge or three maraschino cherries on a four” cocktail pick.
Whiskey And Coke
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- 1 4” drink skewer
- 2 oz bourbon or whiskey
- 6 oz Coke or Diet Coke
- lime wedge or 3 cherries
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of bourbon/whiskey
- Add 6 oz of Coke or Diet Coke
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with 3 cherries on 4” drink skewer or lime wedge