3 Wise Men Shot Recipe

If you are looking for a very strong shot and love whiskey, then look no further because the 3 Wise Men Shot is your shot!

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The 3 Wise Men Shot is THE shot for whiskey lovers.

This shot is a mixture of 3 of the most popular and well-loved whiskeys: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Johnnie Walker.

It’s equal parts alcohol, straight with no mixers or juices to blend out the pure whiskey flavors.

the 3 wise men - johnnie walker, jum beam, jack daniels

Why is it Called the 3 Wise Men Shot?

The 3 Wise Men Shot is named after the fact that the three brands of whiskey used all have males names: “Jack, Jim, and Johnnie”.

Its name is also a reference to the Biblical 3 wise men.

a glass of three wise men shot

What Does the 3 Wise Men Shot Taste Like?

The 3 Wise Men shot has a unique and very strong mixture of three different types of whiskey (Bourbon, Scotch, and Tennessee) so it’s not for the faint of heart.

Each whiskey features a unique flavor profile.

Jack Daniel’s brings the vanilla, oak, and cinnamon component.

Jim Beam brings apple cider, cedar, and more cinnamon notes.

And lastly, Johnnie Walker adds white pepper, wood smoke, and toffee flavors to the mixture (among many other complex notes).

Looking for more whiskey-based drinks?

Try the Whiskey Dreamsicle and Breakfast Shot.

ingredients used to make the three wise men shot

Ingredients Needed to Make a 3 Wise Men Shot

As previously mentioned, all you are going to need is the following ingredients —

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey

Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky

Optional: Ice — For chilling and slightly diluting the ingredients.

Useful Equipment to Make this Shot

Jigger — To measure each liquid.

Cocktail shaker — To mix and chill all the ingredients.

Shot glass — To serve.

Pouring the cocktail in the shot glasses

Recipe Notes and Tips

Benefits of chilling the ingredients and glass:

Ideally, chill the alcohol beforehand by storing the bottles in the fridge or freezer.

Chill the shot glass by wetting them and then storing them in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before making this shot.

With this, you’ll get an extra chilled shot.

And by doing so, you can avoid the ice in the cocktail shaker so that you can get the purest and not watered-down blend. 

Using other brands of whiskey:

Can you use other brands?

Technically yes, but it wouldn’t truly be a 3 Wise Men Shot, but a cousin of it. 

Some variations sub out one of the alcohol or add onto the mix with Jose Cuervo since it also has a male name.

Turning the shot into a cocktail:

Since the recipe calls for equal parts of each ingredient, you can simply turn this into a cocktail as long as you stick to the equal parts measurements.

jigger, shaker and shot glasses

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    3 Wise Men Shot Recipe

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    5 from 1 vote
    3 Wise men shot, a unique whiskey-forward shot made of the blend of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Jonnie Walker whiskey. A super potent shot for the whiskey lover!
    Prep Time2 minutes
    Total Time1 minute
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine Shots



    • 1/2 oz Jack Daniel's
    • 1/2 oz Jim Beam
    • 1/2 oz Johnnie Walker


    Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.03g | Potassium: 0.4mg | Sugar: 0.03g
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 106kcal


    • In a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 high of ice, add in each whiskey.
    • Shake well for 30 seconds or until chill.
    • Strain and pour into the shot glass.
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