Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bourbon Pear Lemonade

Bourbon Pear Lemonade

Does any beverage scream summer more than lemonade? I love the sweet, tart coolness of it. But, let's face it, I love it more with a little kick. Bourbon's punch is nicely mellowed by some sweet pears and the sparkling lemonade. Slow, cool summer sipping.

Bourbon Pear Lemonade
Today I'm also sipping and toasting, working with Mike's Hard Lemonade and Boot Campaign, to support our veterans. The mission of Boot Campaign is to promote patriotism and raise awareness of the challenges faced by military members during and after service.

Mike's has created the Flavors of America variety pack with each flavor representing a different region of our country: Lemonade, Peach, Apple and Black Cherry and, for each case that's sold, they will donate 25 cents to fund once-in-a-lifetime experiences for veterans.

Bourbon Pear Lemonade
I grew up the child of immigrants and so becoming American was important to them. When I was a little girl, we took many road trips to see patriotic locations and read about the history of the great men and women who served in our military. America represented freedom to my parents and it's the veterans we have to thank for keeping those freedoms alive.

I met my life-long best friend when we were very young and marveled at how many generations her family had been here. And her family was always heavily active in the military. Her eldest brother went to West Point and served in the Navy, her younger brother and sister in the army. We would all get together when they'd be home on leave and regale us with stories. Some were heart breaking, others heart warming. And it all made me realize how truly blessed I am to live here. So cheers to all the veterans and thank you!

Bourbon Pear Lemonade
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 2 oz. Pear juice
  • 6 oz. Mike's Hard Lemonade
Add the bourbon and pear juice to a cocktail glass. Fill with ice and top with the Mike's Hard Lemonade. Garnish with a slice of pear, if desired.

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This recipe was sponsored by Mike's Hard Lemonade. Thank you for supporting the products I love and use in my kitchen.


  1. I never thought to add something to this wonderful Hard Lemonade - we always have a carton of 6 sitting in the fridge - love 'em! Going to try this drink soon!


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