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Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade with mint garnish and lemon wheel in a wine glass.

Bourbon Lemonade Three Ways

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Check the notes for a total of 3 ways to make an easy summer cocktail, the Bourbon Lemonade
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 1 min
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 4-6 oz lemonade (see notes for homemade recipe)
  • Garnish: mint, lemon, berries


  • Add bourbon to a chilled collins glass.
  • Fill with ice.
  • Top with lemonade.
  • Garnish as desired.


Homemade Lemonade Recipe
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 5 cups water
Combine sugar and 1 cup of warm water to jar or measuring cup and stir until completely dissolved. Add lemon juice, simple syrup and remaining 4 cups of very cold water to a pitcher and stir well to combine. Refrigerate. 
Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade Recipe
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 3 oz sparkling wine
  • Garnish: berries, fresh mint, lemon wheel
Build the cocktail in a fancy wine glass filled with ice. Add the bourbon lemonade and top with sparkling wine. Stir once or twice to combine and garnish as desired.
Sherry Bourbon Lemonade
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • ¾ oz sherry (PX or cream sherry for sweet, dried fruit notes. Fino for dry, tart, bitter notes.)
  • 4 to 6 oz lemonade
  • Garnish: mint, dried fruit, honeysuckle it fresh flowers
Combine bourbon and sherry in a collins glass, stir, fill with ice, and top with lemonade. Garnish as above.
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