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Bourbon Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Incorporate bourbon into your next refreshing summer cocktail.

Bourbon Cocktails Perfect for Summer

June 5, 2018 –––––– Whisky Advocate, , , ,

If whisky tends to get neglected when the weather warms up, a victim of summer cocktail triage, it's time to listen up, because help has arrived. “Most people correlate dark spirits with winter because they are so warming when sipped, but as drinks like Smashes and Juleps have proven, whisky can easily be converted into a refreshing summer cocktail when using seasonal ingredients,” says Sara Rosales, bar manager at Radiator Whiskey in Seattle. Now, lay back and take a deep sip, as bourbon embraces the summer flavors of juicy peaches, spicy jalapeños, sweet raspberries, and fragrant basil.

Southern Style: Celebrate Summer Basil


With basil, ginger beer, and lemon juice, this cocktail keeps things light and bright.

Get the Recipe: Southern Style


Rockaway Peach: Stone Fruit Fling


Peach slices will play with the natural caramel and vanilla flavors in bourbon.

Get the Recipe: Rockaway Peach


Jalapeño Bizness: Pepper Finds a Soulmmate


This drink is inspired by the light brightness of an Arnold Palmer.

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Bizness


Jackalope: Bursting with Berries


Bring raspberries back from the farmer's market and use them here.

Get the Recipe: Jackalope