16 Summer Whiskey Cocktails You Need to Try

Whiskey drinks to make this summer when the temperature starts to rise.

Whiskey is a historic spirit, encompassing a diverse array of recipes and distillation techniques.

Blackberry bourbon smash

However, the one thing all whiskey has in common is that it’s aged in wooden barrels, giving it a distinct smokey, earthy flavor

If whiskey is your spirit of choice, there’s no shortage of delicious cocktails in which to enjoy it.

This article explores summer whiskey cocktails you can make to beat the heat and make the most of your vacation season.


Whiskey encompasses a broad range of flavor profiles, which means that summer whiskey cocktails contain a diverse variety of ingredients.

Whether you want sweet and fruity or earthy and spicy, our list of summer whiskey cocktails aims to please you.

Let us know which summer whiskey cocktail was the biggest hit at your summer soiree in the comments below.

Blackberry bourbon smash

16 Summer Whiskey Cocktails

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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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