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Blooming Spirits: A Tasty Spring Floral Cocktail with Jack Daniels with 4 Spring Cocktail Trends

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Down here in North Carolina, the pollen is out and the weather is getting warm! That means….spring cocktails! Lighter flavors are on the way! This cocktail is great for brunch or a refreshing drink in the evening. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors that will leave you wanting more.

This cocktail is a perfect balance of fruity and floral flavors that are sure to impress your guests. The apple bourbon and grenadine give it a fruity sweetness while the elderflower liqueur provides a floral note that pairs well with the bourbon. The fresh lime juice adds a hint of tartness that balances out the sweetness.


Spring Cocktail Trends

Ahh, yes, springtime! The season of new life and our favorite yellow friend, no not the sun, the pollen. So, if you are forced to stay inside due to a bad case of the achoooooo’s. then enjoy the taste of spring from the comfort of your home!

The key to springtime cocktails is of course light and refreshing as the weather warms up. We’re saying goodbye to heavier cocktails and hot drinks and switching gears to fresh ingredients, floral notes, and seasonal ingredients! Here are some of the best spring cocktail trends for you to hop on board!

Light and Refreshing: Cocktails that are light, crisp, and refreshing are always popular in the spring. This can include drinks made with sparkling wine, citrus juices, and fresh herbs.

Floral Flavors: Floral flavors are a natural fit for spring cocktails. Ingredients like elderflower, lavender, and rose add a delicate and aromatic touch to drinks.

Herbal Infusions: Fresh herbs like mint, basil, and thyme are commonly used in spring cocktails to add a bright, herbaceous flavor.

Seasonal Ingredients: Incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables into cocktails is a great way to capture the flavors of spring. Think strawberries, rhubarb, and cucumbers.

Jack Daniels Spring Cocktail

This springtime cocktail combines Apple Jack Daniels, lime juice, grenadine, and elderflower liqueur. Let’s break down those ingredients!

  1. Apple Jack Daniels: This is a variation of Jack Daniel’s whiskey that is flavored with apple. It adds a sweet and fruity flavor to the cocktail, which pairs well with the other ingredients.
  2. Lime Juice: Lime juice adds a tart and citrusy flavor to the cocktail, balancing out the sweetness from the other ingredients. It also adds a refreshing element to the drink.
  3. Grenadine: Grenadine is a sweet and fruity syrup made from pomegranate juice. It adds a rich red color to the cocktail and contributes a sweet and slightly tart flavor.
  4. Elderflower Liqueur: Elderflower liqueur is a sweet and floral liqueur made from elderflower blossoms. It adds a delicate floral aroma and flavor to the cocktail, which complements the other ingredients beautifully.

In this cocktail, we are adding smoke, of course! I chose Apple smoke dust to highlight the apple tones in the Apple Jack Daniels.

Plan your Jack Daniels Distillery Tour for this Spring!

Going on a spring break soon? Head to some of your favorite distilleries and make sure Jack Daniels is on the list!

Located in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery is a historic landmark and a must-visit destination. The distillery offers guided tours that provide a fascinating glimpse into the rich history and meticulous craftsmanship behind one of the world’s most famous whiskeys.

The Jack Daniel’s Distillery is nestled in the rolling hills of Moore County, Tennessee, about 70 miles southeast of Nashville. The drive to Lynchburg is scenic, taking you through picturesque countryside and charming small towns.

The distillery tour begins at the Visitor Center, where you can learn about the history of Jack Daniel’s and the whiskey-making process. Knowledgeable guides lead you through the distillery grounds, including the historic Barrelhouse, where thousands of barrels of whiskey age to perfection.

You’ll also visit the famous limestone cave spring that provides the pristine water used in Jack Daniel’s whiskey, as well as the charcoal mellowing vats where the whiskey gains its smoothness and character. The tour concludes with a tasting of several Jack Daniel’s expressions, allowing you to savor the distinctive flavors and aromas of this iconic whiskey.

Lynchburg and the surrounding area offer a variety of accommodations to suit every traveler’s needs. For those looking for a unique experience, consider staying at the nearby Lynchburg Country Inn, a charming bed and breakfast with cozy rooms and Southern hospitality. Other options include chain hotels in nearby towns such as Tullahoma and Shelbyville, which offer convenient access to the distillery while providing modern amenities and comforts.

Jack Attack!

A tangy cocktail for spring!
Prep Time5 minutes
Keyword: apple, bourbon, elderflower, Grenadine
Servings: 1


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch



  • 2 oz Apple Jack Daniels
  • 3/4 oz lime juie
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 pinch Apple Smoke Dust



  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a glass.
    2 oz Apple Jack Daniels, 3/4 oz lime juie, 1/2 oz grenadine, 1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur

Garnish & Smoke

  • Smoke and enjoy!
    1 pinch Apple Smoke Dust

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