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!
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
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