Charred Blood Orange Whiskey Sour Recipe

We’re kicking off the new look “The Mix” with a  Charred Blood Orange Whiskey Sour recipe.  The cocktail is made with mouthwatering Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey from Jack Daniels, which is filtered twice through sugar maple charcoal – once before it goes into the cask and once before it goes into the bottle.  This makes the spirit “Double Mellowed”, much like our new hosts (Atlanta Eats’ Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo) might be after having a couple of these delicious whiskey sours.


Step 1: Cut blood orange in half and then cut one of the halves into a few orange wheels. Cover the wheels & half orange in sugar. Caramelize sugar in oven or using torch.

Step 2: Cut lemon into quarter wedges and squeeze one quarter into shaker of ice filled 3/4 with ice.

Step 3: Add 2 oz of Gentleman Jack

Step 4: Squeeze half of blood orange into shaker with ice.

Step 5: Add 1 tsp of simple syrup

Step 6: Shake vigorously until ice breaks up and frost appears around the tin.

Step 7: Strain drink from tin into rocks glass with ice.

Step 8: Garnish with cherry & mint


  • 2 oz Gentleman Jack
  • 1 oz Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Simple Syrup
  • 1 Cherry