Warm Weather Whiskey Cocktails

Spring is here, and warm weather is here to stay. Whether you’re lounging poolside or beachside during the warm-weather season, why not elevate the experience by mixing up some refreshing warm-weather whiskey cocktails? We have just the thing – four Blackened American Whiskey recipes that will bring a unique flavor to the season. Read on for some of our favorite whiskey cocktail recipes so you can enjoy sipping your whiskey all season long.


One of the most classic cocktails out there, the Whiskey Smash is the perfect warm-weather cocktail that combines sweet and tart flavors for a truly unique drink. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this one is easy to mix at home.
  • 2 parts Blackened American Whiskey
  • 0.5 parts lemon juice
  • 0.5 parts simple syrup
  • Fresh mint
  1. Muddle the mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker tin.
  2. Add ice, Blackened, and lemon juice. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.


A crisp and refreshing highball is just the thing for a hot day. The beautiful golden hue of the whiskey cascades down the ice-filled glass, topped off with a refreshing spritz of ginger beer for an extra kick that takes this drink from highball to Highballer.
  • 1.5 parts Blackened American Whiskeyy
  • 0.5 parts orange liqueur
  • 0.25 parts lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Top with ginger beer
  • Lemon wheel garnish


  1. Shake all ingredients (except ginger beer) with ice.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled highball or Collins glass.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


Grapefruit is available throughout the year (like the Southern Sun), but the best season peaks in the spring, making now the perfect time to mix this tangy, sweet whiskey cocktail.
  • 1.5 parts Blackened American Whiskey
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • 1 part champagne
  • 0.5 parts honey syrup
  • Grapefruit wheel
  1. Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
  2. Top with champagne.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel.


This decadent whiskey cocktail serves a sophisticated and vibrant flavor. Combine the sweet and tart flavor of peach liqueur with the warm spiciness of candied ginger for a BLACKENED concoction you won’t soon forget.
  • 2 parts Blackened American Whiskey
  • 0.5 parts lemon juice
  • 0.5 parts peach liqueur
  • 0.5 parts ginger beer
  • Lemon wheel
  • Candied ginger
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and candied ginger.


Created by the iconic members of Metallica, Blackened exists to create bold flavors, challenge conventions by fostering innovative thinking, and showcase our collaborators’ unique talents and perspectives. Buy now on the Blackened website or find Blackened near you to start mixing warm-weather cocktails.

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