Movie Night Party Recipes & Ideas with Gentleman Jack

This fall, skip the previews and long snack bar lines—it's time for the ultimate movie marathon night. And because cult classics are even better with smooth, double-mellowed whiskey, Gentleman Jack is here to help make the night one to remember. You'll learn how to make your own cherry bitters for a unique Gentleman Jack cocktail that would land a starring role on any cocktail menu and round it out with a spread of upgraded movie theater snacks that definitely beats a solo TV dinner. Top things off with small but effective tablescape touches, and you're ready to press play on an award-winning night.

Craft Your Menu, Starting with the Drink

This unique Gentleman Jack cocktail features bitters, which are highly concentrated extracts that add a punch of flavor. And the beauty of going to extra step and making your own is that you can infuse them with whatever you're in the mood for: like cherries, vanilla and cinnamon.

How to Make It: For the cherry bitters, combine 1½ cups of cherries (or ¾ cup dried cherries), 1 cup of 151-proof neutral grain spirit, 1 crushed whole star anise, 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, the seeds from 1 vanilla bean, 3 whole cinnamon sticks, 2 crushed cardamom pods, 1 teaspoon of gentian root and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in a glass vessel. Let infuse for 6 weeks. To make the cocktail, add 2 ounces of Gentleman Jack, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth and 3 dashes of cherry bitters in a mixing glass, and fill with ice. Stir for 7 seconds and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry and ribboned orange peel, and serve.

Set the Scene (and the Table)

What do a thrilling action flick, a rom com and a black-and-white oldie have in common? They're all infinitely better when paired with modern snacks and a premium Gentleman Jack cocktail. Add in theme-appropriate serving vessels, and you're set for an award winning night.

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