Shake up your cocktail game with this easy, refreshing whiskey lemonade cocktail!
Let's have a drink!
This drink. It's got whiskey in it. And is delicious.
(PS - If you aren't really a whiskey person, you should totally try it anyway. This drink dilutes the whiskey flavor with a bit of sweetness, so you'll get all the good stuff with less of the overpowering flavor!)
When we were in Portland over Christmas, we went to a great bourbon bar downtown and tried some of their signature drinks.
They had one with whiskey, some other stuff I don't remember, and APRICOT JAM. Seriously. Apricot Jam. And you know what? It was friggin' delicious.
So when we got home, I spent a day trying to create a similar whiskey drink that would tickle my tastebuds and convert me to whiskey-drinking-dom. And after a few attempts, we have a winner!
Sweet Whiskey Lemonade
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
An easy whiskey lemonade cocktail perfect for summer.
- 2 oz triple sec (I like Cointreau)
- 2 oz whiskey
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar (super fine sugar is best, but regular baking sugar will do)
- ½ tsp. apricot preserves
- 3 oz. tonic water
- In a shaker, combine all ingredients except tonic water with ice and shake well. Fill two glasses with ice and strain half of the drink mixture into each glass.
- Top each glass off with 1 and ½ ounces of tonic water. Serve immediately.
Use any whiskey or bourbon you like here! We like Maker's Mark or Elijah Craig. You can also use gin, vodka, or your favorite nonalcoholic spirit.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 21.3 g
- Sodium: 6.5 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: drinks, cocktail, whiskey
I'm usually a straight-whiskey guy but this combination of flavors was surprisingly nice.
Team Life As A Strawberry
We're SO happy to hear you enjoyed this cocktail!
Solid, refreshing, cocktail. It was great with the recommended Irish whiskey, but I have also used bourbon!
Team Life As A Strawberry
We love the simple swap for bourbon!
where can I buy the glass
This sounds SO good right about now. It's been so hot here lately!! ps (unrelated)- I really like the "in a hurry...jump to recipe" link that you have at the top of your page. I really want to implement something like that on my blog soon!
Thank you so much, Brita! I JUST installed that "recipe jump" link - I'm so happy to hear you like it! I just used a bit of html and text, nothing too fancy 🙂
Oh, man. Delish. But Irish Whiskey isn't bourbon, which is why this drink is so good!
Oh! This sounds so good. I will have to try it sometime.