This Bourbon ginger lemonade is a refreshing cocktail when you want to have your lemonade and your cocktail too! The flavors are so good in this drink. The sweetness of the bourbon is balanced by they tartness of the lemonade. This is certainly a recipe you’ll want to include in your summer entertaining ideas and all the way into fall.
I created another tasty cocktail recipe that’s perfect for this transitional time of year. This is the time of year that bourbon becomes our go-to spirit when making drinks, but since we still have warm days, mixing it with lemonade keeps it light and refreshing.
To add a little more dimension to the drink I incorporated a bit of ginger liqueur, which also brings in the flavor of Fall. Finally, a splash of club soda gives it a little fizz and helps taper the sweetness factor.
TIP: Freeze lemonade in an ice tray (I used a silicone tray with square shaped cubes) to chill your cocktail without having it diluted as the ice melts.
Serve this bourbon ginger lemonade cocktail for happy hour, along with something salty like one of these bacon appetizers. Mmmm, nothing goes together quite like bourbon and bacon!
Bourbon Ginger Lemonade
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz ginger liqueur
- 4 oz lemonade
- 1 1/2 oz club soda
Combine ingredients over ice and serve.
Garnish with crystallized ginger and lemon wedge.
I found these chunks of crystallized ginger at HomeGoods and they make for a very cute and tasty garnish. I skewered them on a pick with a small wedge of lemon. The ginger is sweet like candy, but has a peppery bite to it.