It's summer time now, and I still want to drink bourbon. Now, a confession comes: Since I want a cold drink, yes, I mix bourbon with tonic water. Yesterday, I filled a tumbler with ice cubes, added one oz. water, two oz. bourbon (Ten High) and stirred. Then I added two slices of green (sour) mandarin. That was really good ;)
By the way, Ten High makes my stomach burn when I take it neat, so summer will be good to finish the bottle.
Bourbon & tonic, I'll have to try that, I would think it calls for a tall collins glass.