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Sometimes we just need something that really gives a kick. This Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail is sweet and delicious with a kick. Trust me, if you have had a hard day, you will start feeling just a little calmer after just one glass. If you need something a little stronger than a beer after work, this is just what you need.
Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Ingredients
- 1 cup fresh lemonade, prepared
- 2-3 oz. bourbon or whiskey- whichever you prefer
- Splash of lemon lime soda
- Mint to garnish
- Fresh lemon slices to garnish
Can I Use Pre-made Lemonade?
Not all of us want to make homemade lemonade to make a cocktail and relax. If you are one of those people, you do not have to make your own. I think fresh always taste a little better, but I have definitely made this cocktail with some pre-made stuff from the store. It doesn’t make or break the recipe!
Bourbon or Whiskey?
Bourbon and Whisky are identical in terms of calorie intake and alcohol content. However, they are produced from different grains. Bourbon is made from a grain mash that contains about 51% corn. Whisky is made from malted grains.
When deciding between Bourbon or Whisky, bourbon is usually considered to be smoother than whiskey. So, if you use whiskey in this cocktail, you will have a stronger tasting drink than if you use bourbon.
Choosing Bourbon or Whiskey to put in your drink is totally up to you and what you like to drink.
How to Make a Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail
This Bourbon Lemonade cocktail is one of the easiest to make. You really only have one step! Here’s what you do:
- Add lemonade, bourbon or whiskey, and lemon lime soda to a glass and stir.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lemon slices.
How to Make a Virgin Cocktail
If you are a parent like me, you know that anything you have, your kids are going to want to. That’s why I always find a way to spike mine while leaving theirs a virgin drink. To make a virgin version of this cocktail, here’s what you do:
- To make it alcohol-free, omit the liquor and add 1/2 cup lemon lime soda.
Other Cocktails to Try
I like trying different cocktails. If you are like me, here are some other fabulous and easy cocktails you can try next:
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