6 Bourbon Drinks with Honey for Every Time of Year
For many, sipping on bourbon whiskey is a warm and cozy activity for colder months. But, not only is bourbon a smooth and rich spirit, it’s very adaptable to all occasions, all year round. Here are 6 of our favorite bourbon drinks with honey for every season.
Simple and refreshing, honey bourbon lemonade is a perfect warm-weather beverage for everyone at the party. To make enough bourbon drinks with honey and lemon for a small get-together, mix 2 quarts of water with 2 cups fresh lemon juice, 1 ½ cups honey, 1 cup bourbon, and 1 lemon sliced into rounds for garnish.
The perfect way to kick off summer in late spring is with bourbon drinks with honey and floral lavender simple syrup. First, make a basic simple syrup, adding ¾ cup honey, and infusing 3-tbsp culinary-grade lavender flowers. Strain the lavender flowers once cooled and add to an ice-filled glass with 2-3-ounces bourbon, ½ squeezed lime, and 4-ounces ginger ale.
In the dog days of summer, a bourbon honey strawberry smash is a delicious way to cool down and enjoy in-season fruit while relaxing on a patio. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 halved strawberries, 2 lemon slices, and ¼ cup fresh mint with ½ tsp honey and 2-ounces bourbon. Fill with ice and shake. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into glasses filled with ice. Top off with soda water and a strawberry and mint sprig garnish.
What better way to showcase your favorite microbrew this summer, or watch the big game this fall than with bourbon drinks with honey and beer? Simply add 2-ounces bourbon, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and 2 dashes of bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Divide between two pint glasses and top with 2 12-ounce beer bottles.
On those chilly fall nights, warm up with a hot toddy made with lemon and honey. Heat 1 ½ cups water in a saucepan until hot. Stir in 2-tbsp honey until it dissolves. Then, add 6-tbsp bourbon and 2-tbsp fresh lemon juice. Pour into two mugs and garnish with a lemon peel and cinnamon stick.
Creamy and perfectly decadent, bourbon honey gingerbread eggnog cocktails are simply the most festive bourbon drinks with honey for the holiday season! This wintertime cocktail is made in two parts: the gingerbread eggnog made with bourbon and honey, and the bourbon whipped cream topping. For the full recipe, go here.
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