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Blackberry bourbon smash

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


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


  • 1/4 lime, cut into 2 wedges
  • 8 blackberries
  • 5 large mint leaves
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) or simple syrup or maple syrup
  • Soda water, for serving (optional)
  • Crushed ice, for serving


  1. Place the lime, berries, and mint leaves in cocktail shaker. Muddle (gently mash) them 4 to 5 times to extract their flavor. (Here’s more on How to Muddle Mint.)
  2. Add the bourbon, maple syrup and 4 ice cubes. Shake until cold, then pour everything into a glass. If desired, add a splash of soda water. Serve with crushed ice.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Muddled
  • Cuisine: American