This Ain’t Your Average Neighborhood Corner Stand Lemonade

January 24, 2020
Credit: Taste of Home

Kentucky Lemonade

A refreshing pitcher of bourbon spiked lemonade.

Course Drinks
Cuisine America
Keyword bourbon, lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Abba Lee


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2/3 cup bourbon
  • 6 cups ginger ale
  • lemon slices for garnish


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat the water until the sugar is fully dissolved and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Pour in the lemon juice and bourbon and add the mint leaves. Let cool.

  3. Strain lemonade into a pitcher. Add the ginger ale and stir. Add ice and garnish with lemon slices. Serve cold.


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