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Blackberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 123kcal


  • 12 fresh blackberries reserve 4 berries
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces 2 jiggers of good bourbon
  • 3 to 6 ounces of seltzer enough to top off each glass
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 mint leaves or 2 slices of lime for garnish


  • All ingredients ready? Let's begin!
  • Place 8 of the blackberries, mint, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle (smash) everything together just to break the fruit and herbs up, as in this video.
  • Add about 3 ice cubes to the shaker. Pour the lemon juice and bourbon over the ice.
  • Place the lid on top and give the cocktail a good shake to combine everything. It will turn the color of the blackberries.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and 2 blackberries in each. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glasses, leaving room for seltzer. Top off each cocktail with seltzer.
  • Garnish each glass with either a mint leaf, a lime slice, or both. Serve immediately and enjoy.



Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg