This Cherry Lime Bourbon Cocktail is just the right amount of sweet, with just the right amount of bite. Make it for the holidays, or for Tuesday night!Jump to Recipe
I've never been a big fan of bourbon, which is a bit of a sacrilege given that I live in Kentucky. So when I tell you that this Cherry Lime Bourbon Cocktail changed the game for me, I mean it.
This recipe came about after my mom had a bourbon slush for the first time and decided that she loves bourbon now. I knew I wanted to make something for her that she would love, so I decided on a modified bourbon slush. Turns out, I made my new favorite cocktail.
This cocktail is sweet and tart with the bite of bourbon and a smooth finish. I promise, you'll love it enough to start raving to your friends and family about how much you love bourbon now.
If you're into booze, try out these Pineapple Upside Down Cake shots. If you want something that can go either way, this Christmas Morning Punch is good with or without hooch. And if you're after a mocktail (Dry January, perhaps?) give this Pina Colada Mocktail a try!
- Frozen Sweet Cherries - if it's summer, feel free to use fresh pitted cherries instead.
- Bourbon - your favorite brand. My husband likes Woodford Reserve, so this is what we usually have in the house.
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Lime Sparkling water
- Not Pictured: Simple syrup which I forgot to include in the picture.
DID YOU KNOW? The most expensive bottle of bourbon ever produced is the Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA. It costs anywhere between 20 and 50 thousand dollars depending on what website you're looking at.
Tips and Tricks
- If you want to make this a bourbon slush, add 1-2 cups of ice to the blender. Start with 1 cup, and add more if needed to reach your desired consistency.
- Use the recipe as a guide - if you like a more generous pour, go ahead! If you're a weenie like me, scale it back a bit.
How To Make this Cherry Lime Bourbon Cocktail
In order to be considered Bourbon, the mash (the mixture of grains from which the liquor is distilled) must contain at least 51% corn.
Although many Kentuckians will tell you that it's not really bourbon if it doesn't come from Kentucky, legally it can be bourbon if it's made in the United States.
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Cherry Lime Bourbon Cocktail
- 1 cup frozen pitted sweet cherries
- ¾ cup bourbon
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 ½ tablespoon simple syrup *
- 2 tablespoon lime flavored sparkling water
- cherries and limes for garnish
- Mix cherries, bourbon, lime juice, simple syrup and sparkling water in a blender. Blend on medium high until cherries are completely blended. Pour over ice.
- To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 10 minutes, or until sugar is completely dissolved, and allow to cool. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a month.
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