A Three Wise Men shot may be the most potent shot of whiskey ever with equal parts Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch courtesy of Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and Johnnie Walker.
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You can call this one a cocktail or a shot – I’ve seen it both ways. Although I couldn’t find an interesting back story on the “recipe,” I did find a few funny and possibly illegal variations that I’ll list below.
What’s In A Three Wise Men Shot?
This one is hardcore.
The classic version calls for equal parts Johnnie Walker Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Jim Beam Bourbon.
Do not ask me who came up with the idea of taking these prudent fellas on excursions to switch up the spirits.
My money is on a creative bartender -hope he or she got a good tip:)
Variations include taking the three men on a hunt by adding Wild Turkey, across the border with a little Tequila, on a tropical vacay with Captain Morgan, and an LSD trip with Absinthe. Details are listed below the classic.
Is The Three Wisemen Shot Keto-Friendly?
If you’re watching carbs, you’re covered.
Whiskey has no added sugars and 0 carbs. This 100% whiskey shot is 100% keto: we aren’t bringing any sugar-filled mixers or add in’s to the table.
The Three Wisemen is a serious, no-frills; it only takes one kind of drink. If you need something fruity with an umbrella – click here for keto cocktails.
If you want to get down to business – stay tuned.
Mr. Johnnie Walker
1/2 Ounce = 35 Calories, 0 Carbs
Mr. Jack Daniels
1/2 Ounce = 32 Calories, 0 Carbs
Mr. Jim Beam
1/2 Ounce = 33 Calories, 0 Carbs
The Classic Shot
- ½ Ounce Johnnie Walker
- ½ Ounce Jack Daniels
- ½ Ounce Jim Beam
Three Steps To Mix It
Pour everything into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake it for 30 seconds or until you just can’t take it anymore:)
Strain & serve in a freezer-chilled shot glass!
5 Creative Variations
Three Wise Men Go Hunting – Add ½ Ounce Wild Turkey
Three Wise Men Cross The Border – Add ½ Ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila
Three Southern Men – Jack Daniels + Jim Beam + Jose Cuervo – No Johnnie Walker because he was a Yankee.
Three Men Take An Acid Trip – Add ½ Ounce Absinthe (Which may or may not be legal/available???)
Three Tropical Men – Jack Daniels + Jose Cuervo + Captain Morgan with a tiny umbrella– obviously:)
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Three Wisemen Shot 6 Ways
Three Wise Men. One zero carb whiskey cocktail – six ways! Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskey via Johnnie Walker, Jim Beam, and Jack Daniels combine for the classic whiskey cocktail! Variations include Tequila, Rum, and Wild Turkey!
Place shot glasses in the freezer
Pour spirits in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake! Shake! Shake! Strain & pour into a well-chilled shot glass.
Net Carbs Per Drink: 0
1/2 Ounce = 3 Teaspoons
The Three Wise Men Go Hunting – Add 1/2 Ounce Wild Turkey (Adds 34 Calories)
The Three Wise Men Cross The Border – Add 1/2 Ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila (Adds 32 Calories)
Three Tropical Wise Men – 1/2 Ounce Jack Daniels + 1/2 Ounce Jose Cuervo + 1/2 Ounce Captain Morgan Rum + Tiny Umbrella
Three Wise Men On An Acid Trip – Add 1/2 Ounce Absinthe (Adds 41 Calories)
Three Southern Wise Men – Jack Daniels + Jim Beam + Jose Cuervo (No Johnnie Walker. He was a Yankee.)
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