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Blackberry Bourbon Smash

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Blackberry Bourbon Smash

Looking for a standout bourbon cocktail? This blackberry bourbon smash is refreshing and perfect for parties, featuring blackberries, lime, and fresh mint.

What’s a bourbon smash?

First off: what is a bourbon smash? A smash is a fruity, icy cocktail recipe that often highlights seasonal fruit or herbs. It’s made for hot days, and can be made with your spirit of choice (vodka, bourbon and whiskey all work). The smash is pretty variable, and flexible depending on the season. 

Cocktail shaker

  • Why you need it: A cocktail shaker quickly chills cocktails by shaking them against ice, then has a perforated lid so you can pour out the cocktail without pouring out the ice as well.
  • Alternative: Use a glass mason jar. Place the cocktail in the jar and fill it with ice. Screw on the top and shake away!

Cocktail muddler

  • Why you need it: A cocktail muddler is used to mash fruits and herbs in a glass or cocktail shaker to release their flavor.
  • Alternative: Use a wooden spoon to gently mash the berries, lime wedges, and mint leaves.

Here are the blackberry bourbon smash ingredients that you’ll need:

  • Bourbon
  • Blackberries
  • Lime
  • Fresh mint
  • Maple syrup
  • Soda water (optional)

To make the cocktail, you’ll simply muddle the blackberries, lime and mint, then add the bourbon and maple syrup. If you’d like to add a splash of soda water, feel free: it really rounds out the flavor!

This blackberry bourbon smash recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.


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