Meyer Lemon Bourbon Cocktail

Amanda Chasten
by Amanda Chasten
2 drinks
10 min

A simple yet sophisticated cocktail that can be made at home in a flash.

I am loving this cocktail recipe and I think you will too. It’s so simple to make yet feels upscale, and is great for special occasions or just whenever you are craving a drink. It’s perfect for a night in, hanging with friends, or for holiday parties. With just three ingredients, you can probably go to your pantry right now and have everything you need! My brother is a bartender and makes the most delicious drinks, and I have to thank him for this recipe.

The rich flavors of bourbon whiskey and sweet brown sugar mix beautifully with tangy lemon in this classic drink recipe. Add lemon zest and a dash of cinnamon or garnish with some cinnamon sticks, and you’ve got a perfect flavor combination for fall.

Before we get to the recipe, check out these beautiful crystal glasses. I recently purchased these at a local antique shop and am loving them! They were affordable and so well made. If you are a food photographer, antique shopping is definitely the best way to find authentic props that look great in photos. Even if you have no interest in photography, having a set of vintage crystal cocktail glasses can amp up the look and feel of your drink and is wonderful for entertaining. Now let’s get to it – combine, shake and enjoy!

Meyer Lemon Bourbon Cocktail
Recipe details
  • 2  drinks
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Zest (for garnish)
  • Cinnamon Sticks or dash of cinnamon (optional)

To make brown sugar simple syrup, heat 1 part brown sugar and 1 part water over the stove on low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved completely.
Measure bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until well combined and strain into cocktail glass.
Garnish as desired (with cinnamon sticks, dash of cinnamon, and/or lemon zest) and enjoy!
Amanda Chasten
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