blackberry bourbon smash cocktail (or mocktail!)


Did you know bourbon is a type of whiskey? Ok just checking. Bourbon a straight whiskey distilled from a mash having at least 51 percent corn in addition to malt and rye! Many thing bourbon can't be used in a refreshing, summer cocktail but this Blackberry Bourbon Smash will prove you WAY wrong -- I vouch for it!


The best part about this drink is you can also just completely omit the bourbon if you're not into it. I did this and LOVED the blackberry x ginger beer infusion. Perfect for littles and mamas-to-be!

Ingredients (1 drink)

  • 6-8 Blackberries
  • 1 squeeze of honey
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • Ginger Beer
  • Ice


  1.  Add blackberries, a pinch of sugar, mint leaves and honey into glass (I used mason!) jar. Using the back of a spoon or muddling tool, smash it all together until you have a maceration going.
  2. Pour in the bourbon. Stir it together again.
  3. Pour blackberry and bourbon mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Top glass with ginger beer.
  5. Toss in more blackberries and add a few more mint leaves to garnish. Add more ice if needed!
  6. DRINK UP!
Sami Davis