Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
25 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (1 large orange)
  • 4 cups club soda, chilled
  • Lemon slices (about 4 large lemons)
  • Orange slices (1 large orange)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • Crushed ice
  • 6 shots bourbon
Directions

Combine 1 1/2 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Cool the simply syrup completely. This simple syrup can be made 1 week in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice and orange juice in a pitcher. Mix in the club soda. Add the lemon slices, orange slices and mint.

Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add 1 shot bourbon to each glass and fill to the top with the sparkling lemonade. Garnish each glass with mint.


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