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How to Work with Whiskey in the Summer

Last updated 5 years ago

Whiskey has a reputation for being a cold-weather drink, but there’s no need to abandon your favorite Scotch, bourbon, and rye as the mercury rises. Whiskey can be transformed into a refreshing summer drink with the addition of a few seasonal mixers. Give rum a break this summer and mix up some heat-friendly whiskey drinks instead.

Adding fruit juices is a surefire way to make whiskey drinks taste light and summery. Tart tastes pair well with whiskey, so consider adding some pomegranate juice to bourbon or grapefruit juice to Scotch and topping it all off with club soda. Ginger ale also lightens up heavy whiskey flavors for easier summer sipping. Elderflower liqueur’s sweet taste and floral scent can also be blended with all types of whiskey.

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