Strawberry Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail

This refreshing drink has everything you want in a spiked summer beverage—a hearty pour of bourbon, a bit of fresh fruit, and just the right amount of fizz.

Kenuicky Buck Strawberry Bourbon Cocktail
Travis Rathbone

Kentucky is to bourbon as squats are to legs day. They just make sense. It helps that Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon, cranking out about 95% of the world’s supply, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association.

To amp up the perfect pairing, this cocktail features muddled strawberries, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup. Top it with ginger beer for a little fizz, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate boozy beverage—perfect for any summer cookout.

Recipe created by Erick Castro and provided by Ewan Morgan, brand ambassador for Bulleit Bourbon.

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Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 strawberry, chopped
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1.3 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz ginger beer

Muddle strawberry, lemon juice, and syrup in a shaker. Add bourbon, bitters, and ice. Shake. 

Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer.