Bourbon Collins

With summer upon us, it is time to start enjoying some refreshing cocktails out by the barbecue.  Nothing says barbecue like bourbon, so we created a cocktail that is a twist on a classic.  We substituted bourbon for the gin in a Tom Collins and came out with a winner.  If you are looking for a light and refreshing bourbon cocktail, this is your recipe.

Bourbon Collins

Bourbon Collins

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of simple syrup (which is equivalent to about 4 teaspoonfuls of sugar) and one ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake well to blend and really chill the ingredients.

Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

Bourbon Collins

Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda, stir and optionally garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.

Bourbon Collins
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
 
The perfect summer cocktail to enjoy at your barbecue. Light and refreshing!
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 oz club soda
  • orange slice and marischino cherry for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of simple syrup (which is equivalent to about 4 teaspoonfuls of sugar) and 1 ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  2. Shake well to blend and really chill the ingredients.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda, stir and garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.
Notes
To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar into a saucepan. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator and use as necessary.
 

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Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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