Blackberry Bourbon Smash

by Erin

Muddled blackberries are perfect in this bourbon smash, and also perfect for porch sipping. Cheers to summer!

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

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What happens when you are coming up with recipes to celebrate #BerryWeek but don’t want to turn on the oven again? You pour yourself a cocktail with mashed up berries in it!

With all the mint growing in our garden right now it seemed almost necessary to make this bourbon smash cocktail. But now that I know how easy it is to whip up one of these that mint may not be so plentiful for much longer. Especially if this weather continues the way it has been ::knock on wood::.

Speaking of nice weather, our nighborhood Friday happy hours have re-started with appropriate social distancing spaced out on 2 front yards on our street. I miss the shared snacks but it’s just nice to see everyone and catch up!

Bourbon Smash with Blackberries

This is actually my last recipe for #BerryWeek but there are plenty more to check out today and tomorrow!

Thursday Berry Week Recipes

Homemade Bourbon Smash

Two years ago: Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Five years ago: S’moreo French Silk Pie

Six years ago: Fresh Strawberry Pie

Seven years ago: Pork Loin Chops with Avocado-Manga Salsa and Spinach Quinoa

Blackberry Bourbon Smash


Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 fl oz. bourbon
  • 1-2 fl oz. ginger beer


  1. In the bottom of a mixing glass, place mint leaves, blackberries, 3 lime wedges and honey. Crush with a muddler (or something blunt). Add ice and bourbon and shake well.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass and top off with ginger beer. Serve with an additional sprig of mint, remaining lime wedge, and/or blackberry.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Tipsy Bartender.

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Christie Campbell June 23, 2020 - 8:18 pm

This bourbon girl loves the look of this fresh berry cocktail! It looks and sounds divine!

Erin June 24, 2020 - 11:23 am

Oh yea bourbon is also my fav, especially with berries.

Wendy Klik June 18, 2020 - 9:27 am

Now this sounds like my kind of cocktail. Love Blackberries and mint. Cheers Erin.

Erin June 18, 2020 - 7:24 pm

To be fair I probably would enjoy anything with blackberries!


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