Mixed Berry Bourbon Lemonade

Scrolling Pinterest as I do quite often I came across a whiskey lemonade of course I clicked on it.  There were many other posts on Pinterest of whiskey lemonades; each with it’s own little flavor. So here is mine to add to the collection of recipes on the internet.

I drink a lot of  bourbon and whiskey.  Being from northern Alabama I have been around bourbon and whiskey my entire life.  My childhood home is a mere hour or so away from Lynchburg, TN where Jack Daniels is distilled.  Mind you Jack Daniels is not a bourbon; it’s a whiskey.


More often than not I used Bulleit or Makers Mark as my bourbon for this cocktail.  I keep a bottle of each in the house at all times so it really depends on which one I have enough of… Or if all has failed I’ve mixed bourbons to get enough haha.



For those who don’t like bourbon I challenge you to try this recipe out.  I have the upmost faith that you will enjoy the bourbon lemonade.  If you’re very much against bourbon you could swap it out for whiskey or rum; or other liquor of your choosing.


Like any recipe make adjustments to make it the way you like best.  No recipe that I or anyone posts is law.  Recipes are meant to be experimented with and played with.  Or else we would all be eating and drinking the same things over and over across the world.

Mixed Berry Bourbon Lemonade

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Medium
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  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
  • 6 oz fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water (If necessary)
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup lemon juice (Freshly squeezed if possible)
  • Sprigs of thyme, for garnishing
  1. Combine rasperries, blackberries, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and cook down into a syrup.  If you feel that the syrup may begin to burn add up to 2 tbsp of water to thin the syrup.
  2. Once the syrup has thickened pour it through a fine strainer and allow it to cool.
  3. Once syrup has cooled combine it with the bourbon, and lemon juice and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. I find that allowing the Bourbon Lemonade to rest in the fridge for a few hours to overnight makes it taste much better.
  5. Serve Mixed Berry Bourbon Lemonade over ice garnish with a couple sprigs of thyme.


As always thank you for taking a few moments from your day to read over this and I hope that you are able to try this recipe sometime and that you enjoy it.  Feedback and comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a blessed day,




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