Happy World Whiskey Day! 12 Whiskey Cocktails To Kick Summer Off The Right Way

Happy World Whiskey Day! Summer is the perfect time to mix up your favorite cocktail and enjoy the sun and the warmth outside. And really, why not combine beautiful weather and great whiskey this May 16? To celebrate one of the world's favorite drinks, and to kick off the beginning of the warm weather season in the best way, here are 12 amazing whiskey cocktails that are as easy to make as they are fun to enjoy! Go out and celebrate World Whiskey Day right.

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Whiskey Lemonade With Honey

Lemonade has been the go-to summer drink since we were kids. Throw in some whiskey and honey simple syrup like Foodie Crush, and you’re good to go.

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Jalapeno Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail

If you like the summer because of the heat, you’re in luck — Domestic Fits takes heat to the next level with this spicy cocktail.

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Apple Ginger Buck Cocktail

Feel summertime fancy with this garnished cocktail by A Spicy Perspective.

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Bourbon Peach Julep Fizz

The floating peaches, the color, everything about this just screams “SUMMER.” I Am A Food Blog clearly had the right idea.

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Rose Sangria

Nothing says summer like sangria, especially this red, bourbon-infused recipe from A Spicy Perspective.

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Cranberry Bourbon Negroni

Everything about this cocktail by Climbing Grier Mountain is perfect for summer, and the sugared rim is just the cherry on top.

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Plum Whiskey Sour

A Spicy Perspective adds a splash of fruit to make this classic drink perfect for your summertime cocktail parties.

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Pineapple Mint Juleps

Pineapple is THE fruit of the summer, so why not mix some in with your whiskey? How Sweet It Is has some tips on how.

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Punch Drunk Happy

Summer makes us all a little punch drunk happy — this punch from Lick My Spoon just increases those feelings of bliss.

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Cherry Whiskey Smash Cocktail

This cocktail from How Sweet It Is basically is the grown up version of a Shirley Temple.

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Peach Rosemary Bourbon Sparkler

Anything with “sparkler” in the name is perfect for summer — this cocktail from Climbing Grier Mountain just proves that.

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Roasted Cherry Bourbon Milkshake

Because this is how you adult, right? …Right?

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is