Honey Bourbon Lemonade

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I saw this recipe as a video on The Kitchn’s Facebook page the same week my husband received a bottle of Wild Turkey Honey Bourbon as a gift from our brother-in-law. What other conclusion could I draw except it was meant to be the drink of the week?


You can watch the video and see their recipe on how to make this drink here.

In my typical fashion, I adjusted the recipe a little bit based on what ingredients I already had. (No need to shop when making a cocktail!)

I didn’t have pure lemon juice, but I did have lemon sour mix.  Knowing that the sour mix already has sugars and sweeteners in it, I reduced the amount of simple syrup.

1 cup honey bourbon
2 cups lemon sour mix
1 cup simple sugar (made from 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water)
1 quart water
With these proportions, the drink is still sweet.  If you prefer more tart, reduce or eliminate the simple sugar.

Stir and serve offer ice! In cute vintage sour cream glasses if you have them.

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Enjoy – It’s almost Friday!




Peach Summer Shandy -Thirsty Thursday


Happy Thursday!

Peach Summer Shandy – so easy and so delicious!

a shot of peach schnapps topped with your favorite summer shandy beer

add fresh peaches and lemons


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Grapefruit Lolita – Thirsty Thursday

This week’s signature cocktail is a Grapefruit Lolita. 


Cuervo Silver Tequila
Cilantro Simple Syrup
Grapefruit Juice
Club Soda
Sea Salt Rim


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Thanks to Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill for whipping this up for me!


Raspberry Rum and Ginger – Thirsty Thursday

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Raspberry Ginger and Rum
This week’s Thirsty Thursday drink is:

Raspberry Rum and Ginger
Captain Morgan’s Spice Dark Rum
raspberry flavored ginger ale
fresh raspberries
serve on the rocks


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