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?

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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!

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Grapefruit Lolita – Thirsty Thursday

This week’s signature cocktail is a Grapefruit Lolita. 

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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!

Ginjito – Thirsty Thursday

It’s Thirsty Thursday! The work week is almost over. Here is a delicious cocktail you can try tonight at Happy Hour or sometime this weekend.

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Ginjito
Vanilla-infused gin
Ginger Beer
Simple syrup
Fresh mint and Lime

I love gin and tonics and I love mojitos, so clearly this is a fan favorite for me!

Special thanks to National Mechanics who introduced me to this terrific drink last weekend at brunch.

ginjito3Happy Thursday!