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How to make a Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade – perfect for any time of the year! Maybe you can even beat a winter cold with some bourbon and Vitamin C!

Bourbon Lemonade
Bourbon Lemonade

How to Make Fresh Bourbon Lemonade

Mmm. Bourbon. Bourbon is definitely one of my favourite spirits and Karlynn is a huge fan so when asked to make a cocktail to enjoy on our desk over the summer, I chose a Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade. We’re recently started growing our own “cocktail garden” and filled it with fresh mint, basil and other herbs that we use frequently so coming up with a cocktail that made use of our abundance of mint was key. I also like to keep fresh lemons, limes and oranges in the house given how often I am whipping up cocktails for my Instagram feed so making use of those seemed like a good idea as well.

  • Muddle your mint leaves in an ounce or two of Bourbon to get the oils going and to enhance the taste and add to your pitcher.
  • Add Bourbon, lemon juice and orange juice to the pitcher and stir.
  • Add orange and lemon slices for garnish.
  • Top off with club soda and stir lightly (so that you don’t make your club soda flat)
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

This cocktail also requires simple syrup, if you aren’t familiar with how to make it, it’s quite simple. You can choose to use our Honey Simple Syrup recipe here: How To Make Mint Honey Simple Syrup or just combine 1 cup of white sugar with 1 cup of water and heat on the stove, stirring until dissolved. Then add to a container and cool until you need it. That’s it.

When it comes to lemon and orange juice, it’s always better if you squeeze it yourself so I’d recommend using a juicer like this one, which we use:

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Also, if you don’t have your own mint in your garden like we do, you can pick up fresh mint from your local grocery store easily. If you are making a pitcher, you’ll need either a few cans of club soda or a bottle of it as well.

Now that you have everything in order, you are ready to get started!

I hope you like this as much as we do. It’s a great deck cocktail for those hot summer days! And remember it’s full of Vitamin C, so Karlynn swears it’s going to be her go-to cold cure 😉

Mike

How to make a Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade - perfect for any time of the year! #bourbon #cocktail

Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade is an amazingly refreshing drink to enjoy over those hot summer days!
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon lemonade
Servings: 4
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice 4 squeezed lemons
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice 1 squeezed orange
  • 1 cup of Bourbon
  • One full orange sliced for garnish
  • One full lemon sliced for garnish
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • club soda
Instructions
  1. To start, muddle your mint leaves in an ounce or two of Bourbon to get the oils going and to enhance the taste and add to your pitcher.
  2. Add Bourbon, lemon juice and orange juice to the pitcher and stir.
  3. Add orange and lemon slices for garnish.
  4. Top off with club soda and stir lightly (so that you don't make your club soda flat)
  5. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Using real lemon juice and making real lemonade is worth it in this drink!

These measurements are for a pitcher, scale down accordingly if you are making a single cocktail.

Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Sugars 50g
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 48.4%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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