16 Must-Try Summer Bourbon Cocktails

Delicious bourbon drinks to make this summer.

While Whiskey is a spirit distilled and aged in locations around the world, Bourbon is a type of whiskey that comes exclusively from the American South.

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Its origins date back to the 17th century in Kentucky and adhere to strict distillation, ingredient, and aging guidelines.

Bourbon is at least 51% corn whiskey that must be aged in charred oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years.

Its rich, smoky flavors have inspired numerous cocktail recipes.

Below, you can find a list of recipes for summer bourbon cocktails to cool you down on a hot summer day.


Our selection of summer bourbon cocktails covers a range of flavors, from tangy fruit sours to beloved Southern classics.

Let us know which summer bourbon cocktail hit the spot with your crowd in the comments below.

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16 Summer Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


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    Written by Paul Kushner

    I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

    In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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