Whiskey Lemonade Recipe with Honey Simple Syrup

A refreshing summer cocktail with a touch of sweet thanks to a twist on the traditional simple syrup: made with honey instead of sugar and your choice of steeped herbs.


  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 stems of your favorite herb basil, rosemary, lavendar or mint with a few leaves reserved for garnish
  • 1/4 cup lemonade
  • 1 shot good whiskey
  • 1/4 cup soda
  • fresh lemon slices to garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and honey to a boil. Reduce heat, add an herbal sprig and simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Let cool.
  2. Fill a short glass with ice and add one shot of whiskey. Add lemonade, soda and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey simple syrup or to taste. Add reserved herb and lemon garnish and serve.