Show me a cocktail for a relaxed summer evening at home that uses common ingredients found in the home and bourbon.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that would be perfect for a relaxed summer evening at home and it includes common ingredients found in the home along with bourbon. This cocktail is refreshing and easy to make, making it ideal for enjoying on a warm evening.
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You asked: Bourbon cocktails for a relaxed summer evening at home. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is believed to have originated...

Mint Leaves (12), Bourbon (60ml), Sugar Syrup (1 teaspoon)

3 ingredients
4.97 / 5

Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is a classic American cocktail with a tangy and sweet flavor profile. This timeless drink is made...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar (Half Teaspoon), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Peach Ginger Smash

The Peach Ginger Smash is a vibrant cocktail that combines the warmth of ginger with the sweetness of peach and...

Mint Leaves (6), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Ginger (2 pieces), Peach Nectar (45ml), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
4.24 / 5

Whisky Smash

Essentially a mix between a Mint Julep and a Whisky Sour, this drink appeared in Jerry Thomas' bartending book in...

Mint Leaves (10), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.22 / 5

Kentucky Peach

Invented at home after looking through the fridge for fresh fruit. I thought the bourbon and peach had potential.

Lemon Juice (Half Teaspoon), Iced tea (15ml), Peach (One third), Bourbon (60ml), Agave syrup (Half Teaspoon), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (Dash)

6 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Bourbon Crusta

A complex, sweet cocktail. The crusta is a type of drink dating back to the 1800s. Crustas originally were alternatives...

Cointreau (7.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (Teaspoon), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Lemon ()

7 ingredients
3.97 / 5

Maple Bourbon Sour

From the show 'Between the Sheets' from Critical Role, presented by Brian W. Foster. It was the drink of guest...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Maple Syrup (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Vanilla and Fresh Cherry Bourbon

This cocktail was inspired by Nielsen-Massey Vanilla. Nielsen-Massey has been in the vanilla business since 1907.

Lemon Juice (Teaspoon), Sugar (3 teaspoons), Cherry (Half cup/60g), Bourbon (30ml), Vanilla Essence (Quarter teaspoon), Soda water (60ml)

6 ingredients
3.86 / 5

Bourbon and Lemon

Lemon always goes with bourbon, but with this drink we get a hint of vanilla.

Lemon liqueur (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml), Vanilla liqueur (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Bourbon Lemonade

The Bourbon Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that combines the warm, rich flavors of bourbon with the sweet and citrusy...

Triple Sec (30ml), Lemonade (60ml), Bourbon (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.72 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some good summer cocktails that use bourbon?

Some great summer bourbon cocktails include the Bourbon Lemonade, Whiskey Smash, and the Mint Julep, which offer refreshing flavors perfect for hot weather.

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What mixers pair well with bourbon?

Bourbon pairs well with a variety of mixers including lemonade, ginger ale, cola, and citrus juices, all of which can enhance its rich flavor.

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How should bourbon be stored?

Bourbon should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight to maintain its quality. The bottle should be tightly closed to avoid oxidation.

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Can bourbon be used in cooking?

Yes, bourbon can be used in cooking to add depth and richness to both sweet and savory dishes, such as sauces, desserts, and even marinades.

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What is the difference between bourbon and other whiskeys?

Bourbon is a type of whiskey that must be made in the United States from at least 51% corn and aged in new charred oak barrels, giving it a distinctive sweet and robust flavor.

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