We didn’t even like Jack Daniel’s… until now!

True story, we don’t like brown liquor. Well that isn’t completely true, but we’re picky about brown booze. Don’t get us wrong, we love a well-made old fashioned, but our love of brown liquor tends to end there. Jack Daniels and Diva #1 have a tumultuous relationship that began as quickly as it ended during a Halloween party in 2003 that ended in her vomiting on herself in a bathtub. Jack Daniel’s was her first hard liquor, and he taught her a valuable lesson about drinking in moderation.

In our thirties we’re much more mature [lol loudly] and over the years we’ve gotten back together with Jack Daniel’s for a few rolls in the sac. Our most memorable time was when they introduced Honey Jack, and most recently when they introduced Lucky 7 Jack Rye, Jack Daniel’s hotter little brother.  And let us tell you, that Rye is oh so much better, baby! But where did we meet with the devilish little brother? These Divas were at Riverside St-Henri for a Jack Daniel’s party to unveil their new Rye.

Seven bartenders from Quebec all showcased their own cocktail using Jack Daniel’s rye. The cocktails actually got pretty inventive! Our job was to taste them all and vote for the best one. That sort of party is exactly our style. Our favourite cocktail was the Jackoriander Fizz, made with love by Jean-René Lebel from Shaker in Québec city:


  • 1 ½ oz. Jack Daniel’s Rye
  • 2 oz. apple juice
  • ½ oz. passion fruit syrup
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • Fresh coriander
  • Ginger beer

We didn’t think that we’d like a cocktail with apple juice, but we were very wrong, it was delightful!

Photo Credit: Nightlife

Riverside has that sexy hipster feel, traditionally frequented by a younger crowd, but the Jack Daniel’s event had attracted an older crowd to its bar by the river. This is the closest thing that we’re going to get to a party by the ocean in Montreal! Known for their terrace by the water, and rooftop garden, Riverside has proven to be a great spot to party for all Montreal seasons with a spacious interior with a wall of couches in the back.

Photo Credit: Nightlife

The Verdict? If you broke up with Jack Daniel’s the way we once did, it’s time that you give him another chance. Actually, never mind, forget the original JD, you need to taste his younger, sexier brother, Lucky 7 Jack Rye, we promise you that you won’t be disappointed. We weren’t!


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