Refreshing summer bourbon cocktails to celebrate National Bourbon Day

5 of 5

Refreshing summer bourbon cocktails, Watermelon and bourbon, photo by The Cocktail Couple

Summer and watermelon go together. How many summer barbecues serve some type of watermelon dish? A summer gathering isn’t complete without watermelon.

Combining watermelon and bourbon into a summer cocktail makes sense. Our friends, The Cocktail Couple, were inspired by watermelon for some summer cocktails. They wanted a daytime drink that they could sip poolside. Who wouldn’t want a cocktail by the pool?

Luckily, The Cocktail Couple is a big fan of bourbon. They shook up a watermelon and bourbon cocktail that is delightful by the pool, in the backyard or just because. Skip the over-used boozy watermelon slices and shake up this refreshing cocktail this summer.

Watermelon and bourbon cocktail from The Cocktail Couple

"Watermelon and bourbon cocktail from The Cocktail Couple Ingredients – 4 oz watermelon juice (puree seedless watermelon in a food processer) – 4-5 oz bourbon – 8 thinly sliced lemon – splash of club soda Directions: Put the lemons in a martini shaker. Add bourbon and let sit for a few minutes. Add watermelon juice. Shake. Pour into a highball filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a lemon and watermelon slice. The Cocktail Couple modified a recipe originally published on"

More from Guilty Eats