foods The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer  

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Summertime is upon us and that means it's time for sunshine and spirits! Are you a fan of whisky drinks? Are you interested in finding whiskey drink recipes? Or maybe you're just looking for a new whiskey cocktail to enjoy instead of that boring old whiskey on the rocks? This list is going to provide 12 delicious summer cocktails that are all easy-to-make whiskey drinks.

Despite it's late night, rough around the edges reputation, whiskey is just as versatile as any of it's booze-y brothers and sisters. During the fall and winter, whiskey can be enjoyed as a warm beverage with notes of cinnamon and apple (can't you imagine sitting by a fire with a blanket already?). But during summer, whiskey kicks off it's leather cowboy boots and trades 'em in for a pair of flip flops and a nice summer porch.

Sweet and succulent citrus is an indicator that summer has arrived, and many of these recipes call for citrus. Whether it be a delicious Whiskey Lemonade or the classic Whiskey Sour, a splash of ice and a colorful garnish are all you'll need to top off these deliciously refreshing cocktail drinks. 

So get in the spirit of summer! Invite your friends to sip on a delicious whiskey punch while playing bocci ball in your backyard. Don't have a backyard? Enjoy the simple flavor of an Old Fashioned while sitting at your kitchen table with the windows open on a hot summer night. Whichever whiskey cocktail peeks your interest, just remember to enjoy!
Whiskey sour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer
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Whiskey Sour


One part lemon juice (about .75 ounces)
One part simple syrup (about .75 ounces)
Two parts Bourbon (about 1.5 ounces)
Rocks (ice)
Cherry or lemon slice to garnish

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Whiskey Lemonade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer
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Whiskey Lemonade


3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 ounces of whiskey
2 tablespoons of simple syrup
Small amount of grated lemon zest
Ice
Old Fashioned is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer
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Old Fashioned


2 ounces of bourbon
Sugar to taste
Bitters to taste
Ice cube
Strip of orange or lemon peel

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#11 on The Best Cocktails Ever Mixed

#33 on The Best Cocktails for Warm Weather

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Mint julep


1 teaspoon sugar
Splash of water
Small handful of fresh mint leaves (and some additional sprigs for garnish)
2 2/3 ounces of bourbon
Handful of crushed ice

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#29 on The Best Cocktails Ever Mixed

#15 on The Best Cocktails for Warm Weather

#17 on The Best Alcoholic Drinks for Summer Brunch

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