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Bourbon Cocktails with Lemon Simple Syrup

Bourbon Cocktail with Grilled Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe

Grilled lemons infused into a simple syrup and mixed with bourbon and bitters. A great summer cocktail.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword best bourbon cocktails, bourbon cocktail, bourbon cocktail recipes, bourbon cocktails, summer bourbon cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktails
Calories 369kcal
Cost $4.00


Grilled Lemon Simple Syrup

Bourbon Cocktail (Individual Cocktail Portions)

  • 3 cubes ice
  • 2 ½ ounces bourbon
  • 2 ½ ounces lemon simple syrup
  • 3 dashes cherry bitters


Simple Syrup

  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine the water, grilled lemon juice, and sugar. Simmer and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves (about 10 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

For the Bourbon Cocktail

  • In a low ball glass, add ice cubes. Using a cocktail jigger add bourbon and simple syrup to the glass and 3 dashes of the bitters. Stir and enjoy.


The simple syrup yields 2 cups of grilled lemon simple syrup and should be good for up to 6 total cocktails. 


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 52g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 3mg