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16 Must-Try Summer Bourbon Cocktails

Welcome to the world of summer bourbon cocktails, where the smooth, rich flavors of bourbon meet the bright, vibrant essence of the season. These cocktails are all about embracing the laid-back, sun-soaked days and balmy evenings with a touch of sophistication. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool, or simply unwinding on the porch, these recipes offer a refreshing twist to elevate your summer gatherings. From fruity infusions to herbaceous blends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your favorite bourbon, muddle some fresh ingredients, and get ready to savor the essence of summer in each sip.

A warm and inviting summer evening scene featuring a Summer Bourbon Cocktail. The cocktail is served in a short, wide glass, filled with a golden amber bourbon-based drink, garnished with a twist of orange peel and a sprig of fresh mint. The glass rests on a wooden outdoor table, set against a backdrop of a tranquil summer sunset with hues of orange, pink, and purple in the sky. Around the glass, there are summer elements like a small pitcher of iced tea, a bowl of citrus fruits, and a few blooming sunflowers. The setting is relaxed and cozy, capturing the essence of a leisurely summer evening.

16 Summer Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

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


  1. Pick your favorite recipe
  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a summer bourbon cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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16 Must-Try Summer Bourbon Cocktails
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his 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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