Lemmy Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Lemmy cocktail is named after the late, great Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman of the rock band Motorhead. Known for his love of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola, this drink is a tribute to his legendary lifestyle. It's a simple, strong, and straightforward cocktail, much like the man himself. Fans of rock music and strong, whiskey-based cocktails would enjoy this drink.

How Lemmy Tastes?

The Lemmy cocktail is a robust and potent drink. The taste is a strong blend of the smoky, sweet, and slightly spicy Jack Daniels whiskey, combined with the fizzy, sweet, and slightly acidic Coca-Cola. It's a well-balanced cocktail that's not too sweet, not too strong, but just right.

Interesting facts about Lemmy

  • The Lemmy cocktail is named after Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman of the rock band Motorhead.
  • Lemmy was known for his love of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola, which are the main ingredients of this cocktail.
  • Despite its simplicity, the Lemmy cocktail is a potent and well-balanced drink.


Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • Why 2 oz? It's the sweet spot that offers the whiskey's signature oak and vanilla notes without overpowering the more reserved flavors of the mixer.
  • Flavor Profile: Gives a distinctive kick and smoothness to the drink; without it, you're basically sipping on chilled cola.
  • Alternative: Substituting for bourbon will bring in more sweetness, while a Scotch could introduce a smoky angle.

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  • Why 6 oz? This ratio ensures the cocktail retains the whiskey's character while enjoying the sweet, fizzy complement of the cola.
  • Enhancement: Adds the bubbly contrast and classic cola flavor; skipping it would leave you with a stiff whiskey on the rocks.
  • Alternative: Trying a different cola or even a diet version could alter the sweetness level and overall taste.

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Ice Cubes

  • As needed: They chill the drink to the proper temperature and slightly dilute the whiskey, mellowing the flavors over time.
  • Role in Cocktail: Essential for the right serving temperature; using too little can result in a drink that's too warm and too much can over-dilute the cocktail.
  • Alternative: Frozen whiskey stones can chill without dilution but expect a stronger, punchier drink.

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Recipe. How to make Lemmy Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 oz of Jack Daniels whiskey over the ice.
  3. Top with 6 oz of Coca-Cola.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Use a highball glass for the best presentation.
  • Always pour the whiskey first, then top with cola.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients without losing the fizz.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Classic BBQ fare: Enjoy with savory barbecue dishes such as grilled ribs or pulled pork sliders.
  • Spicy peanuts or mixed nuts: The mildly sweet and complex flavors of a Lemmy cocktail can cut through the spice, offering a refreshing sip.
  • Burgers: Whether it’s a classic cheeseburger or something more gourmet, the robust flavor of the whiskey pairs perfectly.
  • Pizza: Just like a cola, a Lemmy can be excellent with a slice of your favorite pizza.


  • Rock 'n' roll classics: Sip your Lemmy as you listen to some Motörhead or other classic rock to honor the man himself, Lemmy Kilmister.


  • Dark chocolate: Indulge in a piece of dark chocolate for a complementary bitter-sweet experience.
  • Ice cream float: Float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in your Lemmy for a dessert drink.

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What you could change in Lemmy

If you don't have Jack Daniels, you can substitute it with any other type of whiskey. Instead of Coca-Cola, you can use any other type of cola.

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And of course - twists🍹

Honey Twist

  • Ingredients: 2 oz Jack Daniels Honey, 6 oz Coca-Cola, Ice cubes
  • Recipe: Same as the original, but using Jack Daniels Honey for a sweeter, smoother profile with a hint of honey.
  • Profile: This version provides a caramel-like sweetness that could charm those with a sweeter palate, intricately weaving the warmth of honey with the boldness of cola.

Cherry Blast

  • Ingredients: 2 oz Jack Daniels, 6 oz Cherry Cola, Ice cubes
  • Recipe: Build it just like the Lemmy, but with cherry cola for a fruity twist.
  • Profile: The cherry flavor gives it a playful punch, making it a great combination for those seeking a nostalgic twist on the classic.

Electric Lemmy

  • Ingredients: 2 oz Jack Daniels, 6 oz Coca-Cola, 0.5 oz Lime Juice, Ice cubes
  • Recipe: Add a splash of lime juice to the standard recipe for a tangy kick.
  • Profile: The zesty lime cuts through the sweetness, electrifying the drink with a freshness not present in the original.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lemmy

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Lemmy

Can I use diet or zero sugar cola for this cocktail?

Yes, you can use diet or zero sugar cola. However, it may alter the original taste of the cocktail.

Is there a specific type of Jack Daniels Whiskey recommended for this cocktail?

The cocktail does not call for a specific type, but using Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, the classic black-labeled bottle, is most traditional.

What types of occasions is the Lemmy cocktail suitable for?

Given its rock and roll history, the Lemmy cocktail could be present to amplify the edgy vibe of music events, gatherings, or even casual sessions to infuse a bit of music trivia.

Are there variations of the Lemmy cocktail?

While the traditional Lemmy cocktail follows the recipe listed, some fans have been known to add a twist of lemon or a cherry on top for a dash of flavor and presentation style.

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