How to drink "Jim Beam"

How to drink

The Jim Beam is the world's best-selling bourbon. Under this brand on the market are more than a dozen drinks, most of which are elite alcohol. All types of corn whiskey "Jim Beam" are made from high-quality raw materials, aged for at least 3-4 years in barrels of baked white oak, each time new. In the company's product line, there are drinks that are made not only on the basis of corn wort, but also of other grain crops, but it has become famous thanks to bourbon, which has been produced since the 18th century. Connoisseurs of this type of alcohol emphasize the noble, slightly sweet taste of the drink, leaving a rounded and long aftertaste, its unique bouquet with floral and fruity notes. It is impossible to distinguish all these qualities of the legendary bourbon, if you do not know how to drink “Jim Beam” correctly.

Usage Features

Each alcoholic drink is not by chance has its own culture of use. This code of unwritten rules is not so much a rule of etiquette as recommendations how to drink this or that alcohol in order to get maximum pleasure from this process. Bourbon "Jim Beam", which has more than two hundred years of history, also has its own characteristics, which can be assessed only by using it correctly.

  • “Jim Beam” is not an accompaniment drink, it is not customary to serve it for lunch or dinner. Being a strong drink (different varieties have a strength from 35 to 45 degrees), it is rarely used on an empty stomach - it is more often served as a digestif. However, a ban on its use as an aperitif or without being tied to food intake will not be a violation of etiquette.
  • Best of all, the bourbon bouquet “Jim Beam” opens at room temperature (18 to 22 degrees). True connoisseurs of this alcohol even prefer to warm it first in the hand, so that the unique bouquet opens to the full, and only after that they take a sip. The presence in the glass of ice does not improve the taste of the drink, but makes it softer, easy to drink, so this option of drinking corn whiskey is popular with those who do not burn with the love of strong alcohol.
  • “Jim Beam” is poured into wide glasses with a thick bottom, of which whiskey is usually drunk. This is logical, since bourbon is the closest relative of whiskey. Filling glasses only 25%.
  • It is recommended to drink “Jim Beam” in its pure form in small sips. Take a sip, do not rush to swallow bourbon. Hold it in your mouth, breathing air through your nose, slowly roll over your tongue, swallow, exhale simultaneously through your mouth and nose. Then you can appreciate all the facets of the taste of bourbon and feel its unique aftertaste.
  • “Jim Beam” premium bourbon varieties are not diluted, but its simplest versions, aged in barrels for less than 5 years, can be diluted or used to make cocktails. To dilute the drink is best to use pure or mineral water without gases, it almost does not distort the taste of noble bourbon. Often, apple juice, soda, and Coca-Cola are used to dilute corn whiskey.

If you are lucky enough to become the owner of a bottle of bourbon “Jim Beam”, do not rush to dilute it. If only the taste of the drink in its pure form seems to you not soft enough, you can add ice cubes to the glass or dilute the drink with one of the ingredients listed above.

What to eat “Jim Beam”

Like most digestives, bourbon “Jim Beam” does not require snacks. If you serve it only with cigars, no one will accuse you of ignorance. However, not everyone is able to consume such strong alcohol without a snack. In this case, the following options are acceptable:

  • steak of any degree of roasting;
  • cheese;
  • fruits;
  • cupcakes;
  • chocolate.

There are not too many products on this list, but they are diverse, so everyone can find an option to their liking.

If the drink is strong for you, and you don’t want to snack on it, you can choose for yourself the suitable recipe for the Jim Beam bourbon cocktail, there are enough of them.

Cocktail “Blind Pilot”


  • Jim Beam White Label - 30 ml;
  • sweet vermouth (white or pink) - 30 ml;
  • berry liqueur "Galliano" - 30 ml;
  • ice cubes - 3-5 pcs.

Method of preparation:

  • Alcoholic beverages pour into the shaker tank, shake them for 30 seconds.
  • Put some ice cubes on the bottom of the cocktail glass.
  • Pour in the alcohol mixture.
  • Garnish with a cocktail cherry or serve without decorating.

The berry flavor of the rare Galliano liqueur favorably emphasizes the fruity notes of bourbon, the grassy aroma of vermouth will give the bouquet a unique charm. While tasting a cocktail, you will be surprised to find in its taste chocolate notes that none of the ingredients in the composition individually have. The color of the drink will depend a little on what type of vermouth you decide to use for it.

Orange Cocktail


  • bourbon “Jim Beam” (any) - 20 ml;
  • vodka - 10 ml;
  • liquor “Triple-sec” - 10 ml;
  • light rum - 10 ml;
  • grenadine - 5 ml;
  • orange juice - 20 ml;
  • apple schnapps - 10 ml;
  • orange slice - 1 pc .;
  • crushed ice - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Pour a spoonful of crushed ice into the tumbler.
  • Pour in bourbon, then vodka, after it rum, then liqueur.
  • Mix schnapps, pomegranate syrup and orange juice in a separate container. Pour the mixture into a glass with the rest of the drinks.
  • Gently mix the drinks with a bar spoon.

It remains to decorate the glass with an orange slice. Served a cocktail with a straw. Recommended as a digestif. Connoisseurs note its contradictory, but surprisingly balanced taste.

Cocktail “Time for Change”


  • bourbon “Jim Bim Black” - 70 ml;
  • liquor “Triple-sec” - 10 ml;
  • lemon juice - 15 ml;
  • honey syrup - 15 ml;
  • blueberry juice - 15 ml;
  • orange bitter - 1 drop;
  • icing sugar - for decoration;
  • ice - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Silence the bezel of the glass with lemon juice, dip it in icing sugar.
  • Pour all remaining drinks into a shaker with ice, shake for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into prepared glass.

The drink has an unusual color, a refreshing taste. The recipe was invented by two bartenders from Washington in 2008 who decided to combine the drinks of red and blue in one glass. This desire was related to the fact that at that time the states that supported Obama were painted over in blue and those who voted for his opponent in red. The name served as one of Obama's slogans. Despite the political context of the creation of the cocktail, he was loved by people of very different opinions, including those far from politics. “Jim Beam” is called the No. 1 bourbon in the world, of all types of corn whiskey it is the most popular and sold. The drink is good in its pure form, but is often used to make cocktails.

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