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Blackberry Honey Bourbon Smash

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Sweet honey and fresh muddled blackberries shaken up with comforting bourbon and just a splash of fresh lemon for an easy, go-to bourbon cocktail.



Blackberry Honey Syrup

  • 6-ounce container blackberries*
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water

Blackberry Honey Bourbon Smash

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 1/2 ounces blackberry honey syrup
  • splash fresh lemon juice
  • 3 blackberries


Blackberry Honey Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the blackberries, honey and water.  Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, then reduce to low.  Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool.  Strain before using.  Makes enough syrup for about 4 cocktails

Blackberry Honey Bourbon Smash

  1. In a short tumbler glass, muddle three fresh blackberries.  Add bourbon, blackberry honey syrup, and lemon.
  2. Top with ice and roll into a mixing glass and back into the tumbler glass.  Top with crushed ice.


You’ll need a 6-ounce container of blackberries to make the syrup, plus blackberries for muddling.  It would be best to get two packages when buying the ingredients for this cocktail

Local honey is said to help with seasonal allergies, if you’re able to find and purchase local honey definitely give it a try!  Plus it feels good to buy local.

  • Category: Bourbon Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: bourbon cocktails, bourbon smash, whiskey smash, blackberry cocktails, cocktails for entertaining

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