With its sunny, golden hue, this cocktail is the perfect blend of summer and fall. It’s tart and slightly sweet, and it takes us right back to our childhood lemonade stand — so refreshing. Our tip: Make it with Bulleit rye whiskey. The whiskey’s warm honey and vanilla flavors provide a nice base note to the drink’s brighter tones, adding a little cinnamon and spice along the way.
2 oz whiskey
¾ oz honey syrup (recipe below)
¾ oz lemon juice
- Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake heartily, and strain into a chilled rocks glass with lots of ice.
1½ cups honey
1½ cups water
- Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on low until the ingredients combine.
- Let cool, cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Recipe source: The Bourbon Bartender.