Blackberry Bourbon Smash

This wonderful recipe has been adapted from We added our own simple syrup recipe to highlight our blackberry-ginger balsamic. It adds a nice touch of ginger to back end of this cocktail.


  • 2 ounces of bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace)

  • 1 ounce of club soda

  • 1/2 ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice

  • 3/4 ounces of blackberry-ginger simple syrup

  • 3–4 fresh blackberries

  • 4–5 mint leaves

  • blackberries and a sprig of mint for garnish (optional)


  • Add the lime juice, simple syrup, blackberries and mint leaves to a glass.

  • Muddle (smash) them together.

  • Add bourbon.

  • Fill glass with ice.

  • Top off with club soda and stir gently.

  • Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of mint.