Party shooters are absolutely amazing drinks to enjoy a house party or even with your two friends to get tipsy and have the best time of your life. During this party season, we all crave and look for some fresh drinks to try out. So why not try Four horsemen? The name sounds like an old novel based movie but it is not. 

Four horsemen is an amazing drink that contains a combination of whiskeys that can get you boozy in minutes. Due to its consistency, it is a very strong drink and should be consumed in moderate amounts. So, wanna know more about this phenomenal drink? And what is the four horsemen recipe? Well, you are in the right place! 

Read on to learn more about it! 

Four horsemen: the best whiskey shot you’ll ever taste  

This is for all the whiskey lovers, do not miss out on having a shot of four horsemen. Not one, not two but as many as you want. Just put them into your glass, mix them up and gulp it down. So, you must have realised how hard and potent this drink is. There are various variations of this drink too. This drink is also known with the name Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 

The name of this drink is derived from four hard liquors which are used to make this refreshing shot. Because of its strong consistency, you should make sure that you are immune enough to gulp down the strong ingredients of this drink as it may give you a glimpse of an apocalypse and that’s the last thing you want to imagine after getting drunk. 

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What is in this drink? 

The four horsemen drink ingredients are potent and are enough to make you drunk in one shot. Four horsemen is a drink which is definitely meant for people who love whiskey. This shot is going to be the best shot of your life. If you have a whole collection of different whiskeys and you are confused which one to try, just go for all of them in a shot glass and enjoy the night! 

Combining four of the best whiskeys in one shot glass, sounds like a plan to get drunk? 

Unlike other drinks, four horsemen drink is served neat which means you do not add ice or any dilution. So, It can hit you harder than any other drink on the bartender table. The composition of this drink is four hard liquors which are always present while making this drink (even variations) – Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Jameson. The four J’s make this strong and hard-hitting drink.

Four Horsemen recipe

Although, the effect of four horsemen is hard-hitting but making it isn’t hard at all. What matters is the four horsemen ingredients. Looking for the four horsemen ingredients? Here’s the four horsemen recipe (with its variations) you can make at home this new year’s eve. So let’s get started! 

The Original Four Horsemen Recipe: 

The original and old four horsemen drink is the easiest shot you can make. Here is how: 


  • ¼ ounce of Jim Beam (Bourbon Whiskey)
  • ¼ ounce John Jameson (Irish Whiskey)
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels (Tennessee Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker (Scotch Whiskey) 
  • A shot glass

Follow the steps: 

  • Pour all the whiskeys into one shot glass.
  • Gulp it down immediately! 

You do not need a shaker to mix the whiskey. Most people like to sip it without shaking or mixing it. However, if you prefer to blend it you can mix it. It all depends on your preference. However, it doesn’t make so much of a difference, the strongness of this drink still remains the same.  

Variations of four horsemen drink to try 

Who doesn’t like flavourful twists in their drinks? You can add many more flavours to add and make it harder than it originally is. The variations include the ingredients of the four horsemen drinks. There are several variations of this drink. Just see and pick the one you would enjoy the most! 

Four Horsemen of the apocalypse 

To give your original four horsemen a twist, you can try this variation of the drink. The taste of this drink is usually sweet and sour. This one includes tequila too, so it’s more high-proof than the original one. Here’s the recipe:


  • ½ ounce Jack Daniels (Irish Whiskey)
  • ½ ounce Johnnie Walker (Scotch Whiskey) 
  • ½ ounce Jim Beam ( Bourbon Whiskey)
  • ½ ounce Jose Cuervo Gold (Tequila) 
  •  ½ ounce Jägermiester 
  • 1-ounce pineapple juice 
  • 1-ounce lemon juice 
  • 1-ounce simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Cocktail shaker 
  • A highball glass 

Follow the steps: 

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. 
  • Add all the whiskeys, lemon juice, pineapple juice and syrup into it. 
  • Shake it and serve it in a highball glass. 

Four horsemen in a boat

Wanna try some changes to the original recipe and try something new? This variation is the best one if you are a rum lover and is served just like the original four horsemen shot. Here’s how to make it: 

four horsemen in a boat


  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam (Bourbon Whiskey)
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker (Scotch Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels (Irish Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Jose Cuervo Gold (Tequila) 
  • ¼ ounce Captain Morgan (Spiced Rum) 
  • An old fashioned glass 

Follow the steps: 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a highball glass. 
  • Serve it without any ice and gulp down immediately. 

Four horsemen go to sea 

Fan of rums? This variation of four horsemen is made with the best rum, Captain Morgan. We will use the same ingredients and just add the best rums to the ingredients. Here’s how to make it: 


  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniels (Irish Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam (Bourbon Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Johnnie Walker (Scotch Whiskey) 
  • ¼ ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila 
  • ¼ ounce Captain Morgan 
  • An old fashioned glass 

Follow the steps: 

  • Mix all the ingredients in the glass 
  • Serve it without any ice and sip it without any ice. 

These were the recipes of four horsemen drinks. Gulping this shot might be a fun idea but it is a one-shot. You can try more than one shot but it all depends on your ability to gulp it down. So, keep that in mind! 

Happy drinking! 

P.S.: Drinking can be injurious to health

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