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Raise a Glass with Bourbon Cocktails and Mezcal Recipes

Raise a Glass with Bourbon Cocktails and Mezcal Recipes
Enjoy summer with these bourbon cocktails and mezcal recipes. Discover fruity, minty, and refreshing drinks perfect for any gathering or casual day off.

Raise a glass with these bourbon cocktails

With many people enjoying a well-earned day off today, it’s the perfect time to kick back with friends and family, and enjoy some delicious food — and perhaps sip on a refreshing bourbon cocktail as well. While classic mixed drinks and beers are always popular for the warmer months, mixing up a bourbon cocktail can be a delightful twist.

Bourbon Cocktails for a Summery Vibe

Most summer cocktails often focus on spirits like gin, vodka, or tequila. However, you can create amazing cocktails with bourbon, as these recipes beautifully illustrate. Explore these whisky-based cocktails from the famed bourbon brand Angel’s Envy, and a remarkable mezcal-based cocktail from Mezcal Amarás. These delightful drinks use fruits and florals, making them perfect for warm summer evenings.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Buck

Ingredients:

Method:

Muddle the strawberry in a cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients, except the ginger beer, into the cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and enjoy.

Angel’s Envy Whiskey Smash

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 3 sprigs of mint

Method:

Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Add fresh berries or fruit preserves for extra flavor.

Exploring Mezcal Recipes

If you’re a fan of mezcal, you’re in for a treat. Check out this fabulous mezcal cocktail recipe that combines bold flavors in a refreshing drink.

Mezcal-Based Leonor

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Mezcal Verde Amarás
  • 75 ml Hibiscus, ginger, and rosemary infusion
  • 10 ml Fresh lime
  • Garnish: Rosemary sprig, lime wheel

Method:

Add ice cubes to a highball and pour the Mezcal, the hibiscus infusion, and lime juice. Stir to combine the ingredients. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lime wheel.

Cocktail Main Spirit Flavor Profile
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Buck Bourbon Fruity & Vigorous
Angel’s Envy Whiskey Smash Bourbon Minty & Refreshing
Leonor Mezcal Floral & Zesty

Conclusion

Whether you’re a bourbon enthusiast or a mezcal aficionado, these summer cocktails will elevate your gatherings. Their vibrant flavors make for an unforgettable experience. So, why stick to the usual? Delve into these whisky-based cocktails and mezcal recipes — they’re sure to become your go-to options for any celebration.

Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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