Smoky-sweet blackberry bourbon smash for your midsummer night adventures

Jun 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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I love when summer rolls around — it's the perfect time to experiment with cocktails and summer fruit. My friends are huge fans of bourbon, so I always try to come up with cocktail recipes they’ll enjoy. Here's a refreshing, citrusy and fruity bourbon drink that even the manliest of men will enjoy.

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Blackberry bourbon smash recipe

Serves 2

Total time: 2 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 4 lime slices
  • 10 blackberries, plus 2 for garnish
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the limes and 10 blackberries.
  2. Add the bourbon and a cupful of ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  4. Add ice to 2 glasses. Strain the bourbon into the glasses.
  5. Garnish with blackberry and mint sprigs.

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