Bourbon Lemonade

This sweet brown sugar, tangy lemon juice, and smooth bourbon combination is sure to become your new favorite summer refreshment. Use a good-quality bourbon for best results!

Bourbon Lemonade
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ¼ cup hot water

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces bourbon whiskey

  • ½ fluid ounce triple sec

  • 3 cups ice, divided, or as needed

  • 2 fluid ounces club soda

  • 1 lemon slice


  1. Combine hot water and brown sugar in a cocktail shaker. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice, bourbon, triple sec, and 1 cup of ice. Cover and shake until chilled, 15 to 20 seconds.

  2. Fill a highball glass with ice. Strain cocktail over ice and top with club soda. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Cook's Tip:

You can pre-make the lemonade in larger quantities. For 4 servings, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup hot water in a pitcher and stir to dissolve sugar. Add in 3/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 cup bourbon and 1/4 cup triple sec. Stir and refrigerate until ready to use. To serve, pour into 4 ice-filled highball glasses and top each with 2 ounces club soda.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
0g Fat
37g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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