Summer Cocktail: Peach Bourbon Lemonade
Hello my sun-kissed friends! Summer is in full swing, which gives you the perfect excuse to sip on some spiked lemonade. Now, I wouldn't create just any old spiked lemonade - this has a southern summer twist to it with peaches and refreshing mint!
I made this drink last weekend for Josh’s surprise birthday party and it was a total hit all around! I was worried there was going to be too much and I was planning to make ice cubes out of it after the party. But to my surprise it was gone within a couple hours of the party starting!
I knew I wanted to make a whiskey cocktail (because that's Josh's drink of choice) and knew I wanted to put a fun summer spin on it. After searching for cocktails that would work for a large party I came across this peach bourbon lemonade recipe on Pinterest and I knew this was the one! What says summer more than lemonade and peaches am I right?!
I switched up the recipe I found, made it simpler and garnished with mint to really hone in on the refreshing summer scents. So, with only 7 ingredients, 3 easy steps, and the nostalgia of lazy summer days, you are sure to have your guests coming back for more.
Check out the display! This surprise party was a manly-whiskey theme, complete with vanilla cupcakes with honey-whiskey drizzle and custom signs I made to mimic the Jack Daniels logo design.
8 cups water
8 cups peach nectar (I used this)
2 cups lemonade (I used this)
2 cups simple syrup (I used this)
2.5 cups bourbon or more to taste (I used this)
5 squeezed lemons (get out as much pulp as possible) (I used these)
sliced peaches (I used these)
lemon wedges (I used these)
mint leaves (I used these)
Pour Water, Peach Nectar, Lemonade, Simple Syrup and Bourbon into large glass beverage dispenser.
Squeeze 5 lemons into mixture and get out as much pulp as possible.
Slice peaches and lemon and place inside beverage dispenser.
Serve over ice with peach, lemon and mint leaves. Pour into your glass and enjoy!
Lemonade can be made the night before and refrigerated until ready to serve.
So there you have it, easy right?! Like I said, this drink is an absolute hit with summer party guests and if you're like me, you might just make it your go-to whiskey cocktail recipe. So whether it's a summer birthday or a 4th of July barbecue, whip up a batch of this Bourbon Lemonade and impress your friends and family with a drink that makes the party!