Nothing sings the song of spring and summer like fresh berries and lemonade! That’s why we love this adult version that takes the warm weather classic and kicks it up a notch with a little bourbon! This fresh, citrusy and sweet cocktail will be your perfect companion as you lounge by the pool, gather with your girlfriends to watch the kids play in the backyard or are hosting a summertime shower or birthday party! Scroll on for the delicious details on crafting a beautiful Bourbon Berry Lemonade Cocktail this summer!
I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering just looking at the picture of this berrylicious summer cocktail and I’m ready to throw on a swimsuit and head to the pool with one in my hand! One great thing about this cocktail is that it’s super easy to make – AND – you can make a kids version and a grown up version at the same time! Guaranteed to keep everyone happy throughout your party! Ready? Let’s dive into the recipe…
Bourbon Berry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe
I’m going to give you the basic recipe here, but feel free to experiment with different types of berries, depending on what’s in season and on hand. And if you’re making the lemonade for a crowd – especially if you’re doing a kid’s version – make sure you scale up the recipe quantities so you have enough for everyone!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup sliced strawberries, stems removed
- 1 cup blueberries
- 4 cups fresh lemonade (or store bought to make life easier)
- 1 cup bourbon
Once you have all your ingredients ready to go, take your berries and add them to a blender. Pulse the blender on puree for a few seconds and then add your lemonade and pulse again. You can blend to your liking, but I personally prefer to have some of the fruit still in tact versus completely liquifying it.
Next you’ll pour the lemonade into a pitcher and add your bourbon. Stir it up well to combine and then pour it into glasses over ice and garnish with some fresh mint if desired. Or you could just set the pitcher out and let guests help themselves (just make sure to indicate it’s an adult beverage so the kids don’t accidentally grab some).
Beautiful and easy, right?! Not sure what to serve your lemonade cocktail in? If you’re hosting an indoor party, something like the stemless wine glasses pictured would be perfect. But if you’ll be outdoors by the pool, we love these shatterproof stemless cocktail glasses by Govino…Or for something a little fancier, how amazing are these Etched Gold Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses? These would be great all summer long!
Whatever event you’re planning during the warm weather months ahead, be sure to Pin this post so you can give it a try! This easy Bourbon Berry Lemonade Cocktail is destined to be a crowd pleaser and one your guests will be asking for time and time again!