Easy Whiskey Cocktails for Spring and Summer

Easy Whiskey Cocktails for Spring and Summer

Spring has sprung and although there are many delicious Fall/Winter whiskey cocktail recipes out there, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to forfeit your love for whiskey for the warmer seasons! We made a list of easy, refreshing whiskey cocktail recipes that we know you and your loved ones can enjoy throughout Spring and Summer. 

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Let’s dive into these easy to make, refreshing whiskey cocktails! First up:  

The Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is one of the most popular and enjoyable whiskey cocktails out there. For this cocktail, we do recommend as high quality of a whiskey as possible (we prefer the flavor of bourbon, but you can use any whiskey you would like). This cocktail is known for its sweet yet tart elements and can consist of just three ingredients. Let’s see what those are! 

Ingredients & Instructions: 

  • 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey. 
  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup (you can also use honey or agave)
  • Shake all ingredients together with ice, strain and serve straight up. 
  • Sip and enjoy! 

The Blinker

This original cocktail for the 1930s consists of the perfect combination of spice, pucker and sweetness. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and also consists of only three ingredients! 

Ingredients & Instructions: 

  • 2 ounces of rye 
  • ½ ounce of grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce of raspberry syrup 
  • Shake all ingredients together with ice, strain and serve straight up. 
  • Sip and enjoy! 

Ginger Highball 

Another original cocktail from the 20th century that consists of only three ingredients! This cocktail is known for its ginger and lemony elements, and is the perfect match for you if you are looking for something more light and refreshing. 

Ingredients &  instructions: 

  • 2 ounces of whiskey (your choice)
  • 2-3 ounces of ginger ale
  • 3 lemon slices
  • Pour your whiskey over ice, then pour in your ginger ale and squeeze your lemon slices into the drink
  • Sip and enjoy! 

Spiked Southern Tea

Perfect for picnics, porch sitting or beach days, this southern boozy drink will be the perfect treat for your day in the sun! If it’s a not so sunny day, you can serve this hot too. No one is judging you! 

Ingredients & Instructions: 

  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup 
  • 4 ounces of tea (your choice)
  • Mix all ingredients together and add in ice if you would like
  • Sip and enjoy! 

VS Liquor Irish Whiskey Lemonade 

One of our personal favorites, an Irish whiskey lemonade! Why an Irish whiskey? Don’t ask questions…just trust that the tangy lemonade balances out the malted caramel flavors that Irish whiskey brings to the table - and it’s delicious! This cocktail also only has three ingredients. It’s so easy to make! 

Ingredients & Instructions: 

  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 4 ounces of lemonade 
  • 2 ounces of soda water
  • Grab a mason jar (for the aesthetics) if you have one, mix in ice and all three ingredients, stir and enjoy! 
We hope you enjoy our recommendations. If you do end up maing any of these cocktails, let us know what you think and tag us in your posts! We are on instagram and Facebook. Don’t forget to take advantage of our online shop and in-person stores! We offer instant access to high-quality, rare brands that take your cocktails to the next level.