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ENJOY THE SOIRÉES! THESE BOURBON COCKTAILS SCREAM SUMMER 😎

It’s so very American, right!


If you’re worried that bourbon is too heavy for the heat, doesn’t mean the spirit should be limited to the calendar’s colder months.

Don’t you worry we have got the perfect solution for you…….amazing Bourbon Cocktails.

 

While everyone and their sister-in-law is spending the early weeks of summer mastering a cleanse, bartenders around the country continue to push the boundaries of what we think about when we think about cocktails. Banana bread syrup? Edible butterflies? Some hot salsa shaken up with your tequila? It’s just the tip of the rocks glass. So, put down your salt water flush kit and yoga mat, and get out to have ones of these refreshing bourbon cocktails.

Here are some of my favourite recipes for cool and refreshing bourbon cocktails — perfect for your next backyard barbecue or summer cookout.

 

  1. 1 Strawberry Whiskey Smash

    Bourbon Cocktails Strawberry Whiskey Smash on Vologlam.com

    Spank some mint leaves and add it to the glass. And your drink is ready. 

    Mmmmmm…refreshing, a little hint of sweetness and definitely reminiscent of summer.


    Ingredients:

    1.5 ounce Bourbon

    ¾ ounce simple syrup

    ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

    2-3 Strawberries (depending on size)

    4-5 Mint Leaves

  2. 2 The Elder Fashioned

    Bourbon Cocktails The Elder Fashioned on Vologlam.com

    A sweeter spin on the classic old fashioned.


    Ingredients:

    ¾ ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

    2 dashes Angostura bitters          

    1.5 ounces bourbon 

  3. 3 Paper Plane

    Bourbon Cocktails Paper Plane on Vologlam.com

    This cocktail is like at Rebelle in New York. Originally invented by Sam Ross (creator of the Penicillin cocktail), the Paper Plane cocktail is a bitter butterfly rooted in amaro and whiskey, the Paper Plane cocktail is a bitter butterfly rooted in amaro and whiskey.


    Ingredients:

    ½ ounce Bourbon

    ½ ounce Aperol

    ½ ounce Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

    ½ ounce Lemon juice

  4. 4 The Rickey

    Bourbon Cocktails The Rickey on Vologlam.com

    D.C’s official cocktail. Hopefully you can join the dots now……..


    Ingredients:

    ½ lime

    1.5 ounces bourbon

    Club soda


    Bourbon in summer? You bet, don’t be shy 😉


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