Cowboy Cocktail Recipe

Cowboy Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer

This classic cocktail is no fuss and a must for your cowboy cookout. to set the western mood and get the horse tails swinging. Though most cowboys would likely kick a shot of Jack Daniel's back without a second thought, we recommend softening up your drink a bit by adding some ginger ale. If the ginger ale doesn't tickle your fancy, try an alternative spin on the classic drink by adding Coca-Cola.


  • Ice
  • Jack Daniel's
  • Ginger ale and/or Coca-Cola


Fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour a shot or two of Jack Daniel's over the ice, and top her off with Ginger ale or Coca-Cola.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.