Whiskey Lemonade


For the Spiced Syrup

Yield: 1.5 qt (or 6 quarts finished lemonade, which is enough for 40 cocktails)
5 cups sugar
4 cups water
2 lemons
18-20 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean
1 whole nutmeg

For the lemonade:

Mix together the following:
1 cup High West Spiced Syrup
1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice (approx. 6-8 lemons)
1 1/2 cup Water

For the cocktail:

1.5 ounces High West Double Rye
4 -5 ounces High West Lemonade
Mint Sprig, for garnish


For the Spiced Syrup: Cut the lemons into halves. Put all the ingredients together in a pot and make sure to mix it well, so it doesn’t burn on the bottom When the syrup starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain the syrup and cool in a separate container.

For the lemonade: Mix together the High West Spiced Syrup, 1 cup fresh lemon juice and 1 ½ cup water.

For the cocktail: In a rocks glass add 1.5 ounces of High West Double Rye! then fill with High West Lemonade and add ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.