Bourbon Spiked Lemonade

Our refreshing, spirits-filled lemonade includes lemon and orange juices along with a generous dose of bourbon.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6



1 1/2
cups water
cup sugar
cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
oz (3/4 cup) bourbon
Orange and lemon slices
Fresh mint leaves
Club soda
Fresh mint sprigs

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix water and sugar; heat to a simmer. Simmer about 5 minutes to create a simple syrup. Once sugar is dissolved, let liquid cool.
  • 2 In large pitcher, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, orange juice and bourbon; stir with wooden spoon. Add orange slices, lemon slices and mint leaves.
  • 3 To serve, pour lemonade over ice into cups, filling each half full. Top each with club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Expert Tips

Simple syrup can be made in advance and refrigerated.