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Strawberry Mint Tennessee Lemonade

August is here and with it the hazy late-Summer heat... so what better way to cool down than with some ice cold lemonade?!

The Okanagan has been so HOT this month. And not just a typical Summer heat wave, but a "go outside and your flip-flops stick to the pavement" kind of hot.

So, when life gives you lemons (and abnormally hot weather), why not make cocktails??

While this one's not for the kids (although you can easily make a non-alcoholic version of this drink that's just as delicious!) this recipe is crowd pleasing and great for both Whiskey and non-Whiskey drinkers alike.

The acidity from the lemonade blended with mint and strawberry simple syrup masks the taste of the alcohol all too well, which makes this Summer sipper a bit on the dangerous side...

This cocktail uses both mint and strawberry simple syrup which to me, these flavours are the essence of Summer.

I mean can it get any better than garden fresh mint and local Okanagan strawberries?

Well, maybe when all of these flavours are paired with Whiskey!

This drink is so refreshing you can drink it any time of day - especially on those late Summer afternoons on the deck overlooking the lake...

It's also super easy to make in big batches - which makes this cocktail perfect for your next Summer Soiree!

Check out the recipe below!

Strawberry Mint Tennessee Lemonade
Per Cocktail
2 oz Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 oz Strawberry Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Mint Simple Syrup
Lemonade
1-2 Strawberries sliced (for garnish)
1 Slice of lemon (for garnish)
2-4 Mint leaves (for garnish)

Pour whiskey and both simple syrups into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well combined. Add strawberries, lemon slice, and mint into glass. Add ice to glass and pour the contents of the shaker over ice and top with lemonade.

For a larger batch, stir the following in a pitcher with ice:

10 oz Whiskey

2.5 oz Strawberry Simple Syrup
2.5 oz Mint Simple Syrup
Fill with Lemonade

Add slices strawberries, lemon slices, and mint leaves for garnish if desired.
 

Looking for more great summer cocktails? Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!

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