5 Best Summer Bourbon Cocktails
You may be under the misapprehension that bourbon's best for the wintertime. If so, it's time to update your drinks lists. Here are 5 tasty, refreshing cocktails that use our old friend bourbon as a base. They'll make that next BBQ a hit.
Makes 1 large pitcher 4 cups water
4 cups lemonade
4 black tea bags
1 cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup Wild Turkey Bourbon
1 ½ cups American Honey In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black
tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water and lemonade; transfer
to pitcher and chill. Add fresh basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until
fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey Bourbon and American Honey. Serve over ice.
Makes 1 pitcher 4 cups water
½ cup sugar
8 black tea bags
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
½ cup fresh mint leaves
2 cups American Honey In a large saucepan, boil 4 cups water. Add 1/2 cup sugar; stir to dissolve. Remove from
heat; add 8 teabags of black tea. Steep 10 minutes; discard teabags. Add 4 cups cold
water; transfer to pitcher and chill. Mash or muddle lemon wedges and add to pitcher.
Add 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush mint until fragrant. Stir in 2
cups of American Honey. Serve over ice.
1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces Wild Turkey Bourbon
½ ounce simple syrup
Ginger beer Muddle strawberry with lemon juice. Add Wild Turkey, simple syrup and 2 dashes of bitters and shake with ice. Strain over ice and fill with ginger beer. Picture source: Caroline on Crack's Flickr feed
The 56 Julep
2 ½ oz. Wild Turkey 101
3 sprigs of mint (six to eight mature-sized leaves)
1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup crushed ice In a traditional silver julep cup or double-old fashioned glass, muddle two sprigs of mint
with the brown sugar and one ounce of Wild Turkey 101 for a few minutes, crushing the
mint leaves with a spoon. Add the crushed ice, the remaining bourbon, and garnish with
sprig of mint. Enjoy!
The Manhattan 101
1 3/4 ounces Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/3 ounce dry vermouth
1/3 ounce sweet vermouth
1 thin slice fresh ginger
3 mint leaves
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
Dash aromatic bitters
Muddle ginger, mint, powdered sugar and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add Wild
Turkey Bourbon, vermouth and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.