3 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Whiskey Tonight

Whiskey can be enjoyed in many, many ways. But these three caught our eye. A Bourbon Sweet Tea recipe, one for Sweet Whiskey Lemonade and a very unique Bourbon Slush Punch. If you’re looking to get creative with your whiskey cocktails, give these a try! Here are 3 delicious ways to enjoy whiskey tonight.

Bourbon Sweet Tea



3 cups water
½ cup sugar
2 or 3 black tea bags
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
1 lime, sliced into wedges
1 orange, sliced into wedges
1 cup bourbon
Lemon wheels for garnish

To make the tea: Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the sugar water into a jar, add the tea bags, and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea. (If you like your tea very strong, leave the bags in the tea for longer.)

Remove the tea bags and add the lemon, lime, and orange wedges. Pour in the bourbon. Cover the jar and chill.

Serve in small glasses and garnish with thin lemon wheels.

Source: Tablematters.com

Sweet Whiskey Lemonade



2 oz triple sec (I like Cointreau when I can find it on sale)
2 oz whiskey (I used Bushmills Irish Whiskey)
1 and ½ oz lemon juice
⅔ oz lime juice
1 tsp. granulated sugar (super fine sugar is best, but regular baking sugar will do)
½ tsp. apricot preserves
3 oz. tonic water
In a shaker, combine all ingredients except tonic water with ice and shake well. Fill two glasses with ice and strain half of the drink mixture into each glass.
Top each glass off with 1 and ½ ounces of tonic water. Serve immediately.

Source: Life As A Strawberry

Bourbon Slush




9 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups bourbon
Fresca, Sprite or 7UP for serving

1. In a large pot, bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Add the orange juice and lemonade concentrates to the simple syrup, and stir to combine. Add the bourbon and again stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a large freezer-proof container and freeze for at least 8 hours.

3. When ready to serve, fill glass halfway with the slush, then top it off with your carbonated beverage of choice.

Source: Brown Eyed Baker

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