Jack Knife cocktail recipe, featuring Jack Daniels and Baileys

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The Jack Knife drink recipe has just two ingredients: Jack Daniels whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream. It’s almost like having a whiskey with cream and sugar.

This is a pretty powerful drink, containing no mixers – just straight alcohol. It’s not too sweet, and yet it’s far from straight whiskey.

It’s reminiscent of a Warm Woolly Sheep, except that the flavor profile for the Drambuie in the Sheep is more honey while Baileys is more caramel. And this drink is not served warm.

Jack Knife drink in front of bottles
Angled view of Jack Knife drink in front of bottles

The Jack Knife is a great after dinner or nightcap drink. It’s a little bit heavy for midday, possibly causing you to take an unintended nap in the afternoon. It’s perfect for winding down.

Jack Knife drink recipe, featuring Jack Daniels and Bailey's Irish Cream.

Jack Knife Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Jack Knife cocktail recipe features Jack Daniels and Baileys. It's so easy to make, and absolutely delicious. It tastes kind of like a whiskey with cream and sugar.


  • 1 part Jack Daniels
  • 1 part Baileys


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour the ingredients in.
  2. Shake until chilled, and strain into an old-fashioned glass.

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