Poker Night Party Recipes & Ideas With Gentleman Jack

Why go out when you can raise the stakes at home? This fall, throw a poker night in with the help of Gentleman Jack. From the cocktail to the snacks and all the necessary items in between, every detail matters if you want to host the perfect party. That's why Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey is the way to go: It's a crisp, balanced whiskey that delivers every time. Here, you'll learn how to make a cocktail that changes the game by incorporating the sense of smell, a simple trick to streamline the menu and exactly which tools you'll need for a winning night.

Go All In with a Smoked Cinnamon Cocktail

A solid poker face isn't the only trick to keep up your sleeve: Try this smoked cocktail, which doesn't require any fancy equipment to pull off. Smoked cinnamon is the extra step that plays up the oak that the Gentleman Jack whiskey was aged in for long-lasting flavor.

How to Make It: Combine 2 ounces of Gentleman Jack, ¼ ounce of cinnamon syrup and 2 dashes of bitters in a mixing glass, and fill with ice. Stir for 7 seconds. Place a cinnamon stick in a small bowl and light it with a match. Invert a double rocks glass on top and allow smoke to fill the glass. Turn the glass right-side up, strain the cocktail into the glass, add ice and garnish with the cinnamon stick, then serve.

How to Create the Right Atmosphere

Now that everyone's set up with a Gentleman Jack cocktail and the snacks are ready to go, it's time to set the scene. Stylish coasters and glasses fit in with the night's vibes—and, of course, you can't forget the whiskey.


GENTLEMAN JACK is a registered trademark. 2018 Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 proof). Distilled and Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee