Grown-Up Jack and Coke

Southern Kitchen

Serves: 4

Hands On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


8 ounces bourbon

1 1/2 ounces molasses

1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges, for garnish

1/2 ounce angostura bitters

Ice cubes

Club soda


In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, molasses, lime juice and bitters. Stir to dissolve the molasses.

Fill four highball or Collins glasses with ice. Divide the bourbon mixture between the glasses and top with the soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

About the recipe

This flavorful highball cocktail is a grown-up version of the classic Southern drink, Jack and Coke. Molasses and angostura bitters hint at Coca-Cola, while your favorite bourbon (or Jack Daniels, if you’d like) provides the oomph. Top it all off with club soda and a splash of lime.