How to Make It
Add the bourbon, pineapple juice, lime juice, and vanilla extract to a mason jar or pint glass and mix well. Fill the glass with ice, then top it off with the ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and enjoy.
Why We Like ItIf you’re looking for a refreshing summer drink that tastes a little like the tropics but still features your favorite spirit — bourbon — try this Bourbon Summer Fizz. The acidity of the pineapple and lime juices are perfectly balanced with the warm notes in the bourbon and the vanilla extract, and a ginger beer finish adds spiciness and effervescence.
Because it’s not loaded with booze, you can drink a few of these without losing your cool. Just be sure to use a good quality vanilla extract, like a Madagascar Bourbon one, and don’t think you can swap ginger ale for the ginger beer — they’re nowhere near the same thing.