Whiskey Lemonade

Whiskey Lemomade with Honey RecipeCurrently my favorite cocktail is a homemade whiskey lemonade. The first time I made one I was just mixing available ingredients for a quick, low sugar cocktail. And I accidently fell in love. This cocktail is everything I love: simple, tart and lightly sweet with just the right amount of booziness. Emma says it reminds her of a giant sidecar. :) 

Fresh lemon juice!Fresh lemon juice!First you'll need lots of lemons. I use two lemons for each medium sized drink. You gotta make fresh lemon juice too. I love juicing citrus by hand. It's strangely satisfying.Whiskey Lemonade Recipe

Whisky Lemonade with Honey. Serves one.

2 tablespoons whiskey (I like Maker's Mark) 
juice of two fresh lemons
club soda
honey simple syrup
sweetened lime juice 

In a medium size glass combine 2 tablespoons whiskey, juice of two fresh lemons, ice then fill the rest of the glass with club soda. Add honey simple syrup to taste. If you're not a big fan of honey use regular simple syrup. Add a splash of sweetened lime juice and garnish with a fresh lemon. 

Note: If you've never made your own simple syrups I shared how here. These syrups are great for anything from coffees and tea to cocktails!Whiskey Lemonade Recipe : A Beautiful MessEnjoy this refreshing, citrus cocktail! xo. Elsie 

  • Yummy!!Lemon and honey,this just sounds great!
    Need to try this one!


  • Cannot wait for it to be a bit more spring like here so that I can give it a go. I don’t think even that concoction could make today feel bright and sunny!

    Today is more of a hot chocolate and brandy kinda day.

  • I’m too young to drink, but these pictures are gorgeous!


  • I made this tonight and it was delish! I didn’t want to make the honey simple syrup so just poured simple syrup and honey in it. Don’t so this, the honey hardens and doesn’t absorb into the drink. But all in all, very good drink. Thank you Elsie!

  • Just made it.it is so refreshing.it puts you right in the mood for spring cocktail parties <3 thanks for the recipe

  • This sounds great! Can you tell me where you´ve bought these beautiful glasses?:)
    xx, Vanessa


  • Whiskey is my favorite (especially maker’s mark!) and I loveee sidecars… can’t wait to try this soon!

  • I love that you posted spiked lemonade on a snow day! That looks so delicious, can’t wait to try it. I pinned it for ya too!


  • I just read a book about the lemon vertue and it is incredible what it does to us, clean the inside and shine the outside. This lemonade seems yummie, I am counting on it for my first balcony party (when spring comes!)

    Olive xox

  • I just made something similar that turned out to be my new favorite cocktail! It’s less of a lemonade/more of a stiff drink: bourbon, lavender simple syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and cynar.


  • This sounds amazing and perfect for spring/summertime 🙂


  • This recipe looks so crisp and light! My husband has been wanting to try whiskey more here and there, so I think I will have to give this recipe a try. =)

  • Whenever I see a cocktail I want to try out, I always go to work and convince one of my bar regulars to let me make it for them! I might have to do that tomorrow when I go in, regarding this cocktail. 🙂

    If you’ve never made home-made sweetened lime juice before, it’s really, really easy! Just equal parts fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Way tastier than Rose’s.

  • Oo, that is great. I always drink something with citrus and I love honay too. So.. Great combination. Have a nice day.


  • Looks delicious !!
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  • Honey plus lemonade? I have never tried this before. Sounds like a great drink. I’m going to try this tonight. Glad I have found this.

  • I love lemonade… must say its an innnovative idea mixing it up with Whiskey ….have to try 🙂


  • I’m usually not a fan of whisky but this one sounds so fresh and delicious… I’ll try !!


  • yum! just got back from a bar where i was drinking amazing bourbon so this looks particularly good!
    kw Ladies in Navy

  • Ummm, so… I’m reading blogs on my lunchbreak and am now madly wanting a whiskey lemonade!

    When you say ‘sweetened limejuice’ is that a commercially available drink or a cordial/syrup?

  • Yum! And on a completely unrelated note, I love your nail color! 🙂

  • I will for sure be making this in the next few days!!

    xo Andrea

  • That sounds delicious. I love Makers Mark and wish I knew more cocktails for bourbon.

  • This would be perfect to make for my boyfriend! He loves lemonade but can’t really handle alcohol by itself. Thanks for sharing!

    Love much,
    ^check it out <3

  • I’ve never been a fan of whiskey but it seems like this drink is really about the flavor…I’ll have to give it a try!!! =)


  • That looks delicious! I love that it is made with so many fresh lemons. Luckily I just found out that they sell them for only 37 cents each at Walmart 🙂


  • looks delicious! my hubby often makes homemade lemonade, just with lemons, sugar and water. it’s so yummy.

    love, x

  • looks and sounds amazing! I love most things lemon.
    and is that one of the new napkins you made? cute! 🙂

  • Yum! Was just thinking this past weekend that I do need another fun cocktail to add to the current repertoire…this one sounds light and perfect, thanks Elsie!


  • We actually served this exact drink at our wedding last April. We threw a splash of amaretto in there, too, just for fun. Delish.

  • A yellow cocktail! Yeah! I have been unable to drink whiskey for a while but maybe it would be ok with lemon goodness… Definitely worth a try!

  • Ahhhh to be tried, right away! Already a big fan of whiskey hot toddy!!!!
    Oh wait, gotta wait for that baby of mine to be born before I can try.
    OoOohhhh temptation why are you out there….!

  • mm, I can rarely enjoy a full cocktail before it makes my stomach hurt, but I think I might have to just risk it for this! Off to learn about honey syrup…

  • Oh man – have to try this. Have whiskey handy, honey, soda and a lemon tree in my yard! It’s meant to be 😉

  • Anything with whiskey! Yum. I also prefer to squeeze citrus by hand, even having a special attachment for my juicer. I just like to crush all the delicious out of them, like you said, it’s satisfying!

  • I’m not usually a huge fan of whiskey, but mixed with the lemonade and honey it looks so yummy!

  • This sounds so refreshing!! Perfect for spring/summer time! xo

    xo eden


  • Yum this looks good, I love anything with fresh squeezed lemonade 😉


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  • I don’t drink much at all, but think I will have to try this one! Where can I find those cute striped straws I see quite often in your posts? Been looking everywhere!

  • Barenjager makes a delicious honey flavored whiskey that would be amazing in this recipe!

  • This sounds DIVINE. Next time I’m in the mood for a cocktail I’ll be whipping up some of these! Love that glass too, so cute.


  • mmmm looks delish! I love lemony accented drinks. thanks for sharing the recipe and idea. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • This reminds me of a drink that I fell in love with last month in Sacramento. It is Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey with lemonade and a splash of Sprite. SO good and not too sweet.

  • The real question is: Where can I buy/make the tea towel or napkin in these photos?

  • I’m pretty sure honey and lemon are the greatest combo EVER. 🙂

    xxx Sabrina

  • Oooooh this sounds right up my alley. This is going on the list for After Baby.

    ♥ Talia Christine

  • Sounds so great!! I definitely want to start trying these yummy recipes especially since I recently turned 21

  • This sounds like a great drink to have when spring comes! I haven’t tried Makers Mark yet but I will be trying it soon. I drink Jack Daniels Honey with lemonade and that’s amazing!!

    Lulu xx


  • you two are such a perfect team, amazing photography as usual!


  • I’ve actually never tried whiskey before…but I loooove lemonade. This might be a good way to test the waters 😉

    xx Ashleigh


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