When you can’t choose between your favorite whiskeys, just put all of them in one shot glass and gulp it down. This apocalyptic shooter can be made with many different quartets of hard liquor, but the classic recipe calls for four whiskeys named for men with names that start with J: Jim Beam, John Jameson, Johnnie Walker and Jack Daniel. It’s easy to make—but slightly less easy to drink.
- Combine all ingredients in a large shot glass, and fire at will.
While many bartenders (and Old Fashioned drinkers) argue that an Old Fashioned should always be made with rye whiskey, this variation uses a measure of sweet and sassy bourbon as its base. A combination of Angostura bitters and orange bitters gives the drink a hit of aromatic baking spice and bright fruitiness, while the oaky, vanilla heavy flavors...