Jack and Coke

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Jack and Coke
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
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Collins glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationPour Jack Daniel's into Collins glass filled with ice. Fill to desired level with Coca-Cola. Stir lightly.
A Jack and Coke served at Lollapalooza

Jack and Coke (also referred to as JD and Coke, Jack Coke, or a Lemmy) is a cocktail made with Jack Daniel's whiskey and Coca-Cola. The drink is usually served with ice in an old-fashioned glass or a Collins glass.

The first mention of the drink, also referred to as Bourbon and Coke, is in 1907, in the report of an employee of the United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils.[1]

According to Massachusetts Beverage Business in 2005,[2] the popularity of the Jack and Coke combination was on the rise. Mike Keyes, Jack Daniel's Senior Vice President and Global Brand Director, was quoted in 2007 as saying that "Over time, more of Jack Daniel's is being consumed with mixers, such as Coca-Cola."[2]

In 2016, after the passing of Lemmy, fans of the band Motörhead began a campaign to rename the cocktail after the frontman, due to his well-known, often-occurring and long-running consumption of the beverage throughout his life.[3] On January 12, 2016 it was announced that Food and Beverage magazine had officially named the drink "The Lemmy".[4]


The term "Jack and Coke" was used[when?] in some combined advertising for Jack Daniel's and Coca-Cola, and several products were created as part of this marketing campaign, including bar signs and taps.[5]

Around 1996, Jack Daniel's released a canned beverage called "Jack Daniel's and Cola", a mixed beverage of the same type as Jack and Coke, in several markets in the South Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.[6]

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  1. ^ Jonathan Miles (August–September 2013). "Bourbon and Coke". Garden and Gun.
  2. ^ a b Walker, Tracy. Walker. It's clear that brown spirits have gained momentum, particularly the Tennessee whiskey segment. Retrieved February 1, 2007. Archived May 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Brandle, Lars (8 January 2016). "Motörhead Fan Starts Campaign to Rename a Jack and Coke a 'Lemmy'". billboard. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "The Lemmy". Food & Beverage Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. ^ Image: Jack & Coke Bar Tap. Retrieved February 2, 2007. Archived April 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Collins, Glenn (18 January 1996). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING -- ADDENDA;Additional Work On Jack Daniel's". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.idrink.com/v.html?id=40513 accessed:Dec2017
  8. ^ https://barsandbartending.com/mixed-drinks/ accessed:Dec2017
  9. ^ http://toromagazine.com/ringside/radar/4376ed03-ad06-0164-f15a-d64ad0d66fc7/Rye-Whisky-Cocktails/index.html accessed:Dec2017