Buffalo Trace and Sprite Cocktail Recipe

Buffalo Trace and Sprite Recipe – bubbly and refreshing, it’s super easy to make!

Let’s just say, 2-ingredient cocktails are my favorite way to have bourbon. Easy peasy!

It only takes a minute to make this cocktail.

I LOVE the blend of citrus flavor from Sprite with the sweet vanilla and molasses flavor of Buffalo Trace bourbon.

Why You’ll Love This Drink

You’ll love this Buffalo Trace and Sprite drink because it’s incredibly easy and quick to make. You literally just have to pour two ingredients into an ice-filled glass!

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the Buffalo Trace mixed with Sprite, but I love it!

Buffalo Trace’s sweet notes with hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and toffee lends itself well to mixing with lemon-lime sodas like Sprite. The carbonation of the Sprite lightens up Buffalo Trace’s strong bourbon flavor without overpowering it.

The Buffalo Trace and Sprite cocktail is a deceptively simple drink. The classic mix of bourbon and Sprite is good for any time of day or any season.

I prefer a ratio of three parts Sprite to one part Buffalo Trace–the buzz of the bourbon and Sprite builds slowly and is easy to maintain at a humming level.

How to make a Buffalo Trace and Sprite

This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you’ll need to make an Buffalo Trace and Sprite cocktail! No recipe is really needed, but I’ve included one just in case below.

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy recipe:


  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon: Of course, you’ll need Buffalo Trace!
  • Sprite: I generally make this with Diet Sprite, but you can also use Regular Sprite or Sprite Zero.
  • Ice: Buffalo Trace and Sprite is served over ice.
  • Garnishes: Garnish your drink with a lemon twist and a maraschino cherry.

It’s also nice to garnish the drink with a lemon wedge. But if you don’t have lemon, it will still be delicious.

I also like to add fancy ice cubes. I really love star shaped cubes! Add some lemon zest, top with water and freeze–it adds and extra citrus flavor boost to the drink!

Equipment Needed

  • Highball Glass: A highball is a tall, skinny glass. You can also use a slightly larger Collins glass.
  • Bar Spoon: The long handle on bar spoons makes it really easy to stir cocktails and not make a mess.
  • OXO Angled Jiggers: My go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails.
  • Ice Cube Tray: You’ll need plenty of ice on hand to fill up your highball glass.

When To Serve Buffalo Trace & Sprite

  • Summer cocktail
  • Summer barbecue
  • Brunch
  • Girls Night In
  • Cocktail party
  • After dinner drink
  • Holiday Gathering (garnish with fresh cranberries for a festive twist)

Buffalo Trace and Sprite Recipe

This simple drink is just the thing when you don’t have the time or ingredients to make another drink. Buffalo Trace and Sprite is a delicious cocktail combination that’s so easy to make!

I hope you enjoy. Keep in mind to drink responsibly!

Buffalo Trace and Sprite FAQs

What if I don’t have any Sprite?

If you’re all out of Sprite, there are several soda substitutions, including:

  • Sierra Mist
  • 7-Up
  • Fresca
  • Store brand lemon lime soda

A soda like Mountain Dew will be a lot more intense/sweet and may mask the alcohol taste a bit.

You can also use a lemon or lime seltzer water–you can stir in some simple syrup!

How many calories are in Buffalo Trace and Sprite?

It depends on what kind of Sprite you use, but if using regular Sprite, there are about 177 calories in a Buffalo Trace and Sprite using 4 oz. of Sprite and 2 oz. of tequila.

I also garnish is with a lemon twist and maraschino cherry, because that’s what I usually have in the house.

What is Buffalo Trace and Sprite called?

There’s no official name for a Buffalo Trace and Sprite cocktail. It is typically referred to as a Bourbon and Sprite.

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