Whiskey is typically not my go-to liquor, however, I think I finally found just the right combination for a summer drink! Since watermelon is in season now, we were able to find fresh melon on sale at our local store. We also discovered a new watermelon juice that became a fast favorite. From morning beverages to a cocktail mixer, this new watermelon juice paired perfectly for this cocktail.
This watermelon whiskey cocktail only needs a few ingredients, and it is important to use a quality bourbon whiskey. I decided to pair this cocktail recipe with I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This particular whiskey has a history of more than 100 years of style and recently returned to the U.S. after close to 30 years abroad. It is 82 proof with a suggested retail price of $35. This was our first time using it, and I can admit that my husband quickly moved it to the front of our liquor cabinet!
I usually like scotch whiskeys, however, this smooth bourbon whiskey pairs well with sweet mixers. It’s a southern-style bourbon which means it’s a little sweeter on its own. It’s made in Tullahoma, Tennessee, which we appreciate for its authentic distilling. Besides a quality spirit, you will need fresh watermelon and cucumber slices to garnish your drink with.
A watermelon juice and ginger ale round out this simple summer cocktail.
- 1 part of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
- 3 parts ginger ale
- Splash of Watermelon Juice
- Sliced watermelon
- Sliced cucumber
- Combine whiskey, ginger ale, and watermelon juice in a tall tumbler with ice.
- Garnish with watermelon and cucumber.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
How do you use whiskey in your cocktails?
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