Enjoying a June sunset by a beachfront bonfire, watching steaks sizzle as fireworks play against the sky in July, picnicking in the shade of backyard trees in August—all of these perfect summer moments only become sweeter when the heat is cut with an icy cold cocktail.
And if you love whiskey (or whisky, if you come from a certain part of the world) just as much as you love the warm weather, you might be looking to bolster your personal bar with a few can’t-miss whiskey cocktails for summer. Well, look no further. This list of the best whiskey cocktails for summer has four drinks that are guaranteed to keep your summer cool in every sense of the word.
Our Favorite Whiskey Cocktails: 4 Recipes For Summer
To rev up your vibrant summer social calendar, stock your freezer with SLIQ and meet four whiskey cocktails you’ll want to sip all season long.
#1. The Apple Mint Julep
To dabble on the finer end of the summer whiskey cocktails spectrum, reach for a classically southern Frozen Apple Mint Julep. With SLIQ’s Frozen Whiskey Apple Cocktail, apple and mint join forces to cut through whiskey’s signature drawl for a tart and refreshing finish to perk up those dog days of summer.
Get to puttin’ up this down-home cocktail with:
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- ¼ oz simple syrup
- 2-4 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Apple Pops
In a cocktail shaker, muddle and mix the mint with simple syrup. Next, add your SLIQ Frozen Cocktails and continue muddling until your ice pops melt into a silky texture. Once your whiskey drink is perfectly smooth, pour it into a glass, plop in a sprig of mint, and sip to your heart’s content.
#2. The Chilly Bourbon Buck
This bourbon cocktail would surely quench your thirst. In the world of mixology, a “buck” refers to any cocktail that makes use of ginger and citrus juice on its list of ingredients.
You may have encountered one quintessential buck in your years imbibing: the Dark ’n Stormy, a classic pirate’s choice libation.1 But what happens when you trade your rum liquor for a SLIQ Frozen Whiskey Ginger Cocktail? You wind up with a Chilly Bourbon Buck—a cocktail that’s guaranteed to shiver your timbers and keep your first mates cool during those long, hot summer days.
Aye aye, cap’n! Swab the bar and line up the following ingredients:
- 2-3 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Ginger Pops
- ¼ oz lime juice or fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz ginger ale
In a cocktail shaker, combine your SLIQ Frozen Cocktails and lime juice. Toss together vigorously (like a ship in a storm) to smooth the whiskey pop into a velvety consistency. To finish, pour into a Collins glass and top with the ginger ale until it foams like the shoreline. Garnish with a lime wedge, sip, mint leaf, and enjoy in a rocks glass.
#3. The Cola Whiskey Sour
Sour cocktails are ideal for sweltering weather, reminiscent of July flash storms that break the heat with a refreshing spell of summer rain.
Cola brings the classic whiskey sour back to its sundry roots, deepening its earthy notes which can get lost in the high-key notes of heavy-handed citrus. To make one, you’ll need:
- 1-2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Cola Pops
- ¾ ounces of fresh-squeezed lemon
- ¾ ounces of simple syrup or honey syrup
- ½ orange slice (to garnish)
- 1 maraschino cherry (optional)
Start by depositing your SLIQ whiskey pops, fresh-squeezed lemon, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. No need for ice—your SLIQ pops will take care of the chill factor.
Shake vigorously until your fingers start to chill, then let it pour into a glass of your choosing. To serve, dock your orange wedge onto the side of the glass and finish with a cherry for an extra dose of summer sweetness.
#4. The Apple Honey Whiskey
If you’re a diehard fan of the classic old fashioned, you’ll go wild for its sweet-as-pie cousin: the apple honey whiskey cocktail. This classic whiskey cocktail takes the knuckle out of Old Fashioneds’ signature punch, introducing touches of honey and apple for a finish that tastes like a soft, late-summer wind.
Start by assembling the following ingredients:
- 2-4 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Apple Pops
- 1 oz honey simple syrup or honey syrup
- 2 dashes bitters
In a cocktail shaker, combine the SLIQ Frozen Cocktails, honey simple syrup, and bitters, and stir or shake vigorously. Once your drink is perfectly blended, pour it into a glass and dress with a fresh, crisp apple slice.
Slip Into Summer With SLIQ
Found a whiskey drink you fancy? The good thing about these mixed drinks with whiskey is they are some of the best drinks for the beach. Whatever summer shenanigans are on your agenda this season, SLIQ’s Whiskey Frozen Cocktails make playing bartender a cool summer breeze. Made with premium barrel-stored bourbon, SLIQ pops blend handsomely into any cocktail for an ice-cold finish to keep you cool all season long.
Aside from whiskey cocktails, we also have other alcohol ice pops. Bone up your bartending skills, expand your repertoire, and explore SLIQ’s full range of flavorful, frozen libations at our online store today.
- Liquor.com. Irish Buck Cocktail Recipe. https://www.liquor.com/recipes/irish-buck/