You know how sometimes you just have to share a recipe, even when it may not be your own recipe? I have been really excited to share this cocktail with you. I have made it twice already, which definitely means it is DELICIOUS!!!
Did you get to see part one of my cocktail fun? If you missed part one, sneak on over and check out the unique cocktail, Ballet Russe!
I don’t think it will come as a shock that my hubby and I LOVE grilling and wood-smoking meat, vegetables, fruit, or anything for that matter. You can check out my grilling pinterest board with some of the posts we have shared. We plan to share A LOT more grilled recipes this year, and have already started planning some of the recipes we want to make. I will for sure have hubby guest post again too, he enjoys sharing his new love, and fun hobby!
Actually, hubby came home tonight and said we will be competing in a BBQ contest. I will be sharing a dessert, the one thing I know I can pull off in a contest! We will let you know how the contest goes, good or bad. 🙂
So why all the grilling talk during a cocktail post? WELLLLLL….if you have a crush on Bobby Flay like I do, then you have probably watched his show on Food Network – BBQ Addict. We save all the shows, and have learned some really great tips for grilling. He shares many different recipes, and fun, refreshing cocktails.
Combine 1 1/2 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Cool the simply syrup completely. This simple syrup can be made 1 week in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.
Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice and orange juice in a pitcher. Mix in the club soda. Add the lemon slices, orange slices and mint.
Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add 1 shot bourbon to each glass and fill to the top with the sparkling lemonade. Garnish each glass with mint.
I was able to use my mint out of my herb garden!!! Grow Your Own:-)
This cocktail is really delicious, but can be a bit strong….depending on how much you love or hate bourbon. So I added just a wee bit more simple syrup to mellow the strong flavors out. Hubby on the other had wouldn’t change a thing, and has already requested the cocktail for next weekend. Actually this recipe would be a perfect summer drink!
Are you ready for grilling season?
What is your favorite cocktail to enjoy while grilling?