With the announcement that Jim Beam’s Jacob’s Ghost is now available nationwide, we decided to reach out to Beam’s master mixologist Bobby Gleason to celebrate its release. He took Jacob’s Ghost for a spin to see how it fares in some old classics.
Build all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with cherries.
In a Collins glass, dissolve the sugar in a splash of water. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add Jacob’s Ghost. Stir in all remaining contents until the glass becomes frosty, adding more ice if necessary. (Don’t hold the glass in your hand while stirring.) Garnish the glass with sprigs of mint.
In a mixing glass, combine Jacob’s Ghost, honey syrup, Angostura Bitters and Fee Brothers Aztec Bitters; shake and strain into an old fashioned glass with ice and finish with a lemon zest.