Jack Tar

Difford's Guide



Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger


There are approximately 163 calories in one serving of Jack Tar.
Jack Tar image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 fl oz Navy rum (54.5% alc./vol.)
12 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
14 fl oz Demerara sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)

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Our comment:

Characterful rum leads with gin and whiskey playing supporting roles with hints of citrus.


Jack is a generic name for all British sailors, derived from Jack Tar in the 18th and 19th centuries. Sailors in those years used high-grade tar in their clothing and hair for waterproofing. The term, "Jack-of-all-trades," described a sailor who could turn his hand to anything, is widely used today.

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