High on Life

Some folks put up their bourbon for the summer, instead going all in on gin, vodka, and tequila. To that we say, but whyyyyyy?! Perhaps you've never had a light and summery bourbon cocktail.

Let us implore you to try this one, created by Heather Wibbels, award-winning mixologist and Executive Bourbon Steward. It's perfect for people who think they don't like bourbon in the summer (or that they don't like bourbon). The bourbon notes recede below the lavender, but contribute a nice, balanced sweetness to it. Build it in a Collins glass for an easy summer serve.

For those interested in exploring bourbon cocktails, be sure to check out Heather's recently published book, Bourbon Is My Comfort Food. It's replete with interesting history, practical tips, gorgeous images, and delicious recipes!

Lavender Peach Mixicles Cocktail

High On Life


  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • ½ oz. simple syrup (optional)
  • Hibiscus ginger beer
  • Lavender Peach Mixicles® cubes

How to Mix:

Build in a Collins glass, starting with the lemonade, bourbon, and simple syrup. Stir. Add the Mixicles® cubes and, if desired, a few ice cubes. Top with hibiscus ginger beer and garnish with fresh lavender.

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