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The Bourbon Sweetheart – A Whiskey Cocktail

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Last Updated on November 2, 2023 by Leah Hall

The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail to share with your love! A combo of bourbon and strawberries, cheers!


With Valentine’s Day coming up, this cocktail is sure to be perfect for the bourbon lover in your life. Since Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your love, why not make them a cocktail that is sure to tickle their fancy and let them know they are your sweetheart! Our drink, The Bourbon Sweetheart, which is an easy whiskey cocktail and a perfect Valentine’s cocktail is sure to be the the way to your lover’s heart!

Pink cocktail in highball glass, black and white straw

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Pink cocktail, black and white straw, mint

Bourbon Sweetheart Cocktail

Since lots of stuff on Valentine‘s Day ends up being pink, we wanted to make a drink that would be a little different. Since some guys might shy away from a pink drink we wanted a drink that either sex would feel comfortable sipping. Making a nice bourbon drink keeps it manly while our use of strawberries keeps it elegant. I mean, bourbon and strawberries!

Bourbon Sweetheart cocktail in two highballs glasses with heart straws and strawberries. Knob Creek bourbon bottle and flowers in background

  Shaker / Paper Straws

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What Ingredients are Needed for the Bourbon Sweetheart Cocktail?

  • Angostura Bitters
  • Rich Simple Syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Ginger Liqueur
  • Lemon Juice
  • Bourbon
  • Club Soda

Pink cocktail in highball, black and white straw, mint and strawberry

Combining bourbon and strawberries, this drink has a great balance between the sweet and tart of the fresh strawberries while the bourbon gives it enough of a boozy punch to make this drink perfect for a bourbon lover. Rich simple syrup and ginger liqueur add some sweetness. A dash of bitters brings a hint of spice and complexity to the Bourbon Sweetheart, making this drink come to life.

Plus it is a great way to use those left over strawberries you didn’t happen to dip in chocolate while preparing for your hot date! Or try a spicy cocktail with our Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule! Or a Valentine’s Day Cocktail in a Blood Orange Gin Sour!




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Pink cocktail in highball glass, black and white straw
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The Bourbon Sweetheart - A Whiskey Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A perfect combination of strawberries, ginger and bourbon, this will please anyone.


Bourbon Sweetheart Cocktail

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • .75 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .50 ounce simple syrup
  • .50 ounce ginger liqueur
  • 2 strawberries, cleaned and cut into large pieces
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3-4 ounces club soda


Place strawberry pieces into a shaker.

Muddle strawberries and simple syrup.

Fill shaker with crushed ice and bourbon, ginger liqueur, lemon juice and bitters.

Shake and pour into a highball glass.

Top with club soda and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Cheers, and may this drink lead to romance!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 1.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 15.5gProtein: 0.3g

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Monday 1st of February 2016

These look amazing. I will have to try this!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Thanks so much! Cheers!

Amy Jones

Saturday 30th of January 2016

Yum! This cocktail looks super delicious! Can't wait to try it at home!!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 31st of January 2016

Thank you! We think it's great!

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