Call it lemonade for adults. This rendition of the classic summer beverage maintains the drink’s distinguished taste while adding a strong, yet tolerable “kick” at the end. Try crafting this for your friends at your next party rather than sticking to the generic stuff.
The muddled lemon slices give the drink a smell almost identical to lemonade. The bourbon leaves a distinctive aftertaste that is quite strong, separating this alcoholic version from regular lemonade. The drink is actually quite strong, so you might want to adjust the ingredients if a heavy type of drink isn’t your thing. Overall, Tennessee Lemonade serves as the perfect refreshment after a long day in the sun with friends and family.
2 ounces simple syrup
2 slices fresh lemon
1 1/2 ounces Gentleman Jack Bourbon
1 ounce triple sec
Fresh lemon to garnish (optional)
1. Bring syrup to a boil in a sauce pan over high heat. Allow to cool.
2. In a mixing glass, muddle the lemon slices and add bourbon, syrup, ice and triple sec.
3. Shake and pour into a glass of your choice.