Bourbon Drinks That Beat the Heat
We’ll admit it: we’re a little obsessed with summer, what with all the three-day weekends and opportunities for day drinking. And we’re really obsessed with summer drinks: icy gin and tonics, refreshing shandys and tumblers of bourbon. Wait, what?
Yes, bourbon. If you are like most people, you think clear spirits are for summer and dark spirits are for nursing during the bitter-cold months. Not so: there’s a world of bourbon-based summer sippers to help you cool off.
The Mint Julep is most often associated with Kentucky Derby, which is a shame, because the Derby only lasts two days.
The Julep, with its mountain of ice, is a perfect drink for all summer long, whether you’re at a pool party or lounging on your porch at sunset.
A fruity, summery spin on the traditional Smash, the award-winning Bulldog complements the Bulleit bourbon with fresh muddled peach and mint.