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20 Must-Try Spring Bourbon Cocktails

Recommending spring bourbon cocktails is easy when you know they’re the perfect mix of bourbon’s warmth with spring’s freshness. You’ll find each drink balances sweetness, spice, and a touch of floral, ideal for those eager to welcome spring. The recipes use seasonal fruits and herbs, refreshing and unique, perfect for sunny afternoons or casual gatherings with friends. Enjoying one means embracing the season in the most flavorful way. Trust me, exploring these recipes will be the highlight of your spring.

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image showcasing a Whiskey Smash cocktail. The scene is set on a rustic wooden bar top, highlighting the drink's rich amber color contrasted against the fresh green of the mint leaves garnishing the top. The cocktail is served in an old-fashioned glass, filled with crushed ice, and the vibrant yellow of the lemon pieces is visible through the glass. Soft, warm lighting casts a cozy atmosphere, inviting the viewer to taste the drink. The background features subtle hints of a classic bar setting, with a few whiskey bottles and a shaker partially visible, enhancing the cocktail's appeal.
The Bourbon Smash is a perfect spring cocktail, with its refreshing blend of mint and lemon. This cocktail is made by muddling fresh mint leaves with lemon juice and simple syrup, then adding a healthy pour of bourbon and ice. The result is a sweet and tart cocktail with a hint of smoky bourbon that will transport you to a warm spring day.
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kentucky mule
A twist on the classic Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by combining bourbon with fresh lime juice and ginger beer, resulting in a spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet flavor. Served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime, the Kentucky Mule is a drink that's both easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
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Boozy Refreshing Brown Derby Cocktail with Bourbon and Grapefruit
The Brown Derby is a classic cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a warm spring evening. This drink is made by mixing bourbon with grapefruit juice and honey syrup, resulting in a sweet and tangy cocktail with a subtle smoky flavor. Served over ice and garnished with a slice of grapefruit, the Brown Derby is a refreshing and elegant drink that's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a springtime picnic or a relaxing evening at home.
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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
The Mint Julep is a classic bourbon cocktail that's perfect for spring. Made with bourbon, simple syrup, and fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is traditionally served in a silver cup over crushed ice. The combination of the sweet simple syrup and the refreshing mint make this cocktail a perfect choice for a warm spring day.
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Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktails
The Bourbon Old Fashioned is a timeless cocktail that's perfect for any season, but particularly enjoyable in the spring. This cocktail is made by muddling a sugar cube with bitters, then adding bourbon and a twist of citrus. The result is a smoky and complex cocktail with a hint of sweetness that's perfect for sipping on a cool spring evening.
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Bourbon Rickey Cocktail
The Bourbon Rickey is a simple and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by combining bourbon with lime juice and soda water, resulting in a light and fizzy drink with a zesty kick. The addition of the lime juice makes this cocktail particularly refreshing on a warm spring day, while the bourbon gives it a depth of flavor that makes it enjoyable year-round.
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Homemade New York Sour Cocktail
The New York Sour is a bourbon-based cocktail with a twist. This cocktail starts with a classic bourbon sour made with bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. But instead of stopping there, a float of red wine is added to the top of the drink, giving it a beautiful two-tone effect. The result is a complex cocktail with layers of flavor – the tartness of the lemon juice, the sweetness of the simple syrup, the smokiness of the bourbon, and the fruity notes of the red wine. The New York Sour is a sophisticated cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a cool spring evening.
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blackberry bourbon lemonade
The Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade is a fruity and tart cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with blackberry puree, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The result is a refreshing and fruity cocktail with a subtle smokiness from the bourbon. The Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade is a great choice for sipping on a warm spring evening, as the fruity and tart flavors make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or picnics.
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Gold Rush Cocktail
The Gold Rush is a classic bourbon cocktail with a twist that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with honey syrup and lemon juice. The result is a smooth and slightly sweet cocktail with a tangy citrus kick. The Gold Rush is perfect for sipping on a warm spring evening, as the honey syrup gives it a sweetness that's both comforting and refreshing.
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Spring Breeze
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The Spring Breeze is a refreshing and light cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by combining bourbon with peach liqueur, lemon juice, and club soda. The result is a fizzy and flavorful drink with a fruity and slightly floral taste. The addition of peach liqueur gives this cocktail a sweetness that's perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, while the lemon juice and club soda make it light and refreshing.
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Peach Bourbon Arnold Palmer 600
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The Peach Bourbon Arnold Palmer is a twist on the classic Arnold Palmer, perfect for enjoying on a warm spring day. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with iced tea and lemonade, then adding a splash of peach syrup. The result is a sweet and tangy cocktail with a subtle smokiness from the bourbon. The addition of peach syrup gives this cocktail a fruity twist that's perfect for spring, while the iced tea and lemonade make it a refreshing and easy-to-drink cocktail. Whether you're enjoying a picnic in the park or relaxing on your front porch, the Peach Bourbon Arnold Palmer is a delicious way to welcome the spring season.
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The Rosemary Bourbon Lemonade is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by infusing bourbon with fresh rosemary, then mixing it with lemon juice, honey syrup, and club soda. The result is a tangy and slightly sweet cocktail with a subtle woody flavor from the rosemary. The Rosemary Bourbon Lemonade is a perfect choice for outdoor gatherings or BBQs, where it can be enjoyed in the sunshine and the rosemary aroma can waft through the air.
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Spring Bourbon Fling Cocktail1
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The Spring Bourbon Fling is a fruity and floral cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by combining bourbon with elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and strawberry puree. The result is a light and refreshing cocktail with a subtle sweetness from the strawberries and elderflower. The Spring Bourbon Fling is a great choice for sipping on a warm spring day, as the fruity and floral notes make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or brunches. The cocktail is also great for entertaining guests, as it's visually stunning with its vibrant pink color and fresh strawberry garnish.
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Man O War Cocktail Recipe h 1
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The Man O' War cocktail is a refreshing and citrusy drink that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with orange juice, lime juice, and honey syrup. The result is a smooth and slightly sweet cocktail with a tangy citrus kick. The Man O' War cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, as the refreshing flavors make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or BBQs.
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The Spring Bourbon Tonic is a simple yet elegant cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with tonic water and a splash of grapefruit juice. The result is a light and refreshing cocktail with a subtle bitterness from the tonic water and a slight tanginess from the grapefruit juice. The Spring Bourbon Tonic is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, as the light and refreshing flavors make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or brunches. The cocktail is also great for entertaining guests, as it's visually stunning with its clear, bubbly appearance and grapefruit garnish.
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The Old Fashioned Paloma is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that combines two classic drinks – the Old Fashioned and the Paloma. This cocktail is made by mixing bourbon with grapefruit juice, agave syrup, and bitters. The result is a sweet and tart cocktail with a citrusy kick and a hint of bitterness from the bitters. The Old Fashioned Paloma is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, as the refreshing flavors make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or barbecues.
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The Smoked Peach Maple Bourbon Smash is a unique and flavorful cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by muddling smoked peaches with maple syrup, lemon juice, and bourbon. The result is a sweet and smoky cocktail with a tangy citrus kick. The Smoked Peach Maple Bourbon Smash is perfect for sipping on a cool spring evening, as the sweet and smoky flavors make it perfect for cozy nights by the fire or dinner parties.
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The Fresh Apricot Bourbon Fizz is a fruity and bubbly cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by muddling fresh apricots with bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The mixture is then topped with soda water for a fizzy finish. The result is a sweet and tangy cocktail with a refreshing bubbly finish. The Fresh Apricot Bourbon Fizz is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, as the fruity and bubbly flavors make it perfect for brunches or outdoor picnics.
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Orange Bourbon Smash
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The Orange Bourbon Smash is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by muddling fresh orange segments with bourbon, orange liqueur, and a splash of lemon juice. The mixture is then topped with soda water for a bubbly finish. The result is a sweet and tangy cocktail with a refreshing citrus kick. The Orange Bourbon Smash is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, as the fruity and bubbly flavors make it perfect for outdoor gatherings or brunches.
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The Blood Orange Rosemary Old Fashioned is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail that's perfect for spring. This cocktail is made by muddling fresh blood orange segments with bourbon, rosemary simple syrup, and bitters. The mixture is then topped with soda water for a bubbly finish. The result is a sweet and tangy cocktail with a hint of herbal flavor from the rosemary. The Blood Orange Rosemary Old Fashioned is perfect for sipping on a cool spring evening, as the complex flavors make it perfect for dinner parties or a nightcap.
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A fresh and inviting spring bourbon cocktail scene. The cocktail is served in an elegant rocks glass, filled with a rich amber-colored bourbon drink, garnished with a twist of lemon peel and a sprig of fresh mint. The drink has a couple of ice cubes, giving it a chilled appearance. In the background, there's a vibrant scene of a spring garden in full bloom, with colorful flowers, green leaves, and a hint of a wooden garden table. The lighting is soft and warm, highlighting the golden hues of the bourbon and the fresh green of the mint, embodying the essence of spring.

20 Spring Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spring bourbon cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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