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Up close overhead photo of a blackberry bourbon smash cocktail, garnished with blackberries on a cocktail pick, and rosemary floating in the glass.

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This blackberry bourbon smash cocktail is an easy-to-make craft cocktail that will impress your guests.


  • Blackberry & Rosemary Simple Syrup:
    • ⅔ cup blackberries
    • ¼ cup fresh rosemary
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • ½ cup water
  • Blackberry Bourbon Smash:
    • 3 oz blackberry & rosemary syrup
    • 2 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
    • 4 oz bourbon
    • 8 oz club soda
    • handful of ice


  1. Make the cocktail: Add the blackberry & rosemary syrup, lime juice, bourbon, club soda and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for a few seconds, until the outside of the cocktail shaker is frosted. Strain and serve into a glass filled with fresh ice. Enjoy responsibly!


  • When heating the syrup, make sure to fully smash the blackberries as they warm up, releasing their juices. 
  • If you want, add a few muddled berries to each cocktail, but don’t replace this for the simple syrup. 
  • Store any leftover syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 217
  • Sugar: 35.7g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: blackberry cocktail, smash cocktail