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Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail


Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail

Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Gerber Group

Let's just say that many drinks take the name Jack-O-Lantern in one form or another, though few impress me. This is an exception and I find it to be one of the more pleasant Jack (how appropriate?) Daniel's drinks out there.

This is a cocktail that has a life and vibe all its own, though portions of the recipe are reminiscent of well-known drinks. Essentially, the Tennessee whiskey is adorned with the essences of orange and mint, sweetened and soured a bit, then there is the rich Chambord to balance everything out ever so gently. It is a fun drink, with the Chambord drifting to the bottom (à la Tequila Sunrise) and adding both a visual and flavor layer.

For the 2012 Halloween season, you can find this drink (and those recommended below the recipe) at these New York City bars: Stone Rose Lounge, Lilium, Whiskey Blue, Whiskey Park, Living Room. More info about all of the venues at GerberBars.com

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Muddle an orange wheel and mint leaves in a shaker tin.
  2. Add ice and all ingredients and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. Slowly pour the Chambord into the glass (it will sink to the bottom).
  5. Garnish with an orange wheel.

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