I recently teamed up with Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey to spread the word about their partnership with The Movember Foundation, a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, and longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined this movement, raising over $650 million to fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health. It’s not too late to GROW, GIVE, and GET involved with this valiant cause: visit to join Jameson and the #JamesonMo team.

Over the course of this year, I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with some awesome companies on a number of campaigns, but this one is personal. In June of 2009, my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A month later he underwent surgery and began hormone therapy. 6 years later, at the age of 75, his prognosis is good, and the cancer is nearly undetectable. Needless to say, I’m thankful for the years of research and strategic investment directed to fight this horrible disease. I am honored to partner with Jameson as they encourage bold conversations about men’s health.

For this campaign, I made two bold cocktails: a classic Old Fashioned (HERE) and a Captain Levi (below). This was my first time making or trying a Captain Levi. This cocktail packs a bold, fall-flavored punch that’s sure to impress!

As with any recipe, the ingredients matter! Here, I used Jameson Black Barrel, matured in flame-charred, black bourbon barrels, fresh apple cider from a local orchard in Oak Glen, California, and freshly squeezed lime juice. To garnish, I chose a Fuji apple (for its bold flavor and crisp, firm bite) and freshly grated nutmeg. Reminiscent of autumn flavors, the Captain Levi is the perfect cocktail to celebrate Movember and this holiday season. Cheers to men’s health!

Video by Daniel Pryde      |      Music by Jake Schaefer


1.5 ounces Jameson Black Barrel

0.5 ounces absinthe

1 ounce fresh apple cider

0.75 ounces fresh lime juice

0.75 ounces sugar syrup

Combine ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with sliced apple and grated nutmeg.

This post is an extension of content sponsored by Jameson. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Jim Hager - November 25, 2015 - 6:27 pm

I’m looking forward to my first Captain Levi!