How To Make An Amazing Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade ! | www.TheKitchenMagpie.comI love bourbon. Oh yes, I love rum and vodka and everything else, but I LOVE BOURBON. Give me an Old Fashioned over almost any other drink when I’m looking for something to sip.

I also love lemons and fruit and mint.

So this is a strong bourbon drink, with TWO ounces in it (you can make it with one ounce, if you want, but I’ll mock you for being a wimp) and I love the fizz that a little bit of club soda brings to it.

The orange? Classic bourbon pairing. Just smashing. The lemonade? Oh yah, it’s good.

How To Make An Amazing Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade ! |

The best part?

Mike loves this drink. I can make it  four two at a time.

I was seriously surprised that he liked it but then again, that bourbon and orange combo is seriously killer delicious.

I can totally assure you that this drink is man approved.


How To Make An Amazing Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade ! |

So again, you all have to make my Mint Honey Simple Syrup. If you haven’t yet, you simply have to because while you can use fine white sugar in your drinks, the mint honey flavor is what is making these drinks so seriously amazing. Trust me, double the batch and keep it in your fridge for summery drinks!

Let me know if you give this a whirl!

Love you more than bourbon (it’s a close call, but I really do),


Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Bourbon lovers unite! Refreshing and delicious, this Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade will soon become your new summertime favorite drink!
Course: Cocktail
Keyword: bourbon lemonade
Calories: 407 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 5 leaves mint
  • 3 tbsp mint honey simple syrup
  • 4 cubes ice
  • 2 slices lemon halved
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz lemonade`
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 can club soda
  1. Place the mint and the honey in the bottom of a large cocktail glass (I LOVE mason jars for this) and muddle them together. (smash them to get the oils of the mint out) 

  2. Place the lemon and orange in the bottom and press the juices out.

  3. Add in the juices and bourbon.

  4. With the juices, if making from concentrate, use less water than called for so you have a strong, tasty juice to add to your drink.

  5. Fill the glass with ice.

  6. Fill with club soda. Mix and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a strong drink, add another shot of bourbon.

Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407
% Daily Value*
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 274mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 67g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 102.1%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. elaine Dowd Reply

    Have you even made this in a pitcher for group rather than individual glasses? Wondering about the measurements for that.

  2. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Mmm yeah I’ll be playing around with honey whiskey this summer too!

  3. Julie Nuttall Golin Reply

    I discovered the Gold Rush this past winter. This sounds like a fabulous summer alternative!

  4. Nicole Ebbesen Rowan Reply

    Triple like. I bet it would be good with honey whiskey too and just to prove I’m not a wimp, I’ll use 3 oz.

  5. Kathy Elson Reply

    I made this last night and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  6. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Great idea! I won’t bug you about less bourbon 😉

  7. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    We were drinking these when it was plus 29! My husband loved them, which surprised me. They’re now one of his new favorite summer drinks!

  8. Mags Cheung Reply

    The Kitchen Magpie – I am a bit of a bourbon wimp so may put less of that. However, what I am going to do is instead of water icecubes, I am going to freeze orange juice instead to it doesn’t get watered down. =)

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