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High School Friends

high school friends cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This drink by Casey Elsass, a bartender and founder of Bushwick Kitchen—a company that makes hot sauces, maple syrup and honey—is a tart and boozy riff on a Whiskey Sour. The sweet-sourness of Mike’s Hard Lemonade plus the alcoholic bite of Jim Beam bourbon is heaven in a cup.



  1. Fill a Julep cup with crushed ice, add the bourbon, and stir for 30 seconds.

  2. Add the Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and top off with more crushed ice.