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Blackberry Bourbon Smash

Bourbon cocktail with blackberries, mint, and lime
Course: Drinks
Keyword: blackberries, bourbon, bourbon smash, cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 5 blackberries
  • ½ large lime juiced
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ½-¾ simple syrup to taste, depends on topper drink of choice; *see notes
  • sparkling water or topper drink of choice; **see notes
  • ice


  • In a shaker add blackberries, mint and lime juice. Muddle until the berries have burst, about 20 seconds
  • Add bourbon, simple syrup, and a few ice cubes. Shake well to thoroughly combine the flavors, about 15-20 seconds.
  • Add ice to your serving glass. Using strainer on shaker or separate cocktail strainer, pour drink over ice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with blackberries, lime, and/or mint.


*Use sweetener of choice. Can also use agave or maple syrup.
** Use topper drink of choice. Can also use tonic water, soda water, or ginger beer.