Drinks

Our favorite Southern drink recipes go beyond the mint julep—though we love those, too. These are the bourbon cocktails, spritzes, and riffs that we're currently pouring.

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WithLoveLinda
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With Love, Linda | Video

This garden party cocktail uses fresh, local ingredients and fizzy Mountain Valley Spring Water that can compliment any summer gatherings.

Sean Umstead's mojito riff: Fig Leaf Mojito
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Sean Umstead’s Fig Leaf Mojito | Video

With locally harvested ingredients, Sean Umstead from Kingfisher uses fig leaves to add a tropical flair to the traditional mojito.

David Szlam crafts Ginger Highball
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Ginger Highball | Video

Virgil Kaine founder, David Szlam, shows a simple recipe for a ginger highball using his craft ginger bourbon.

Image of Vern's Summer Vermouth Highball
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Summer Vermouth Highball

This tasty, low-ABV cocktail is made with vermouth and enhanced by a fresh herb syrup, ready to bring brightness to any summertime event.

The Free Spirit cocktail with Mountain Valley Spring Water
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Free Spirit | Video

This refreshing summer sipper leans on fresh fruit juices & Mountain Valley Spring Water for a nonalcoholic drink with antioxidant properties.

Peach Margarita in rocks glass
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Spicy Peach Margarita

For a margarita that hits sweet-tart-spicy balance, try this refreshing take on the Mexican classic, crafted by Sarah Poole of Maker's Mark.

Frozen Negroni with Roku Gin
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Frozen Negroni

The negroni gets a late-summer makeover by swapping the vermouth with bright orange juice and taking on frozen form.

Pina Colada with Makers Mark for a Kentucky Colada
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Kentucky Colada

This mix is based on the piña colada but adds demerara syrup, vanilla extract, & nutmeg to create a flavor profile better suited to bourbon

Italiano Al Caribe with Mountain Valley Spring Water
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Italiano Al Caribe

We challenged expert mixologist Megan Deschaine to create an Italian-inspired sip for Spoleto using premium Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Queen City Swizzle Cocktail at Optimist Hall in Charlotte
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Queen City Swizzle

In homage to their home city, Andrews created the Queen City Swizzle, a colorful, herbaceous drink that walks the line between sweet and smoky.