Home · Recipes · Cocktails Blackberry Bourbon Smash Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Apr 15, 2015Updated: Aug 9, 2021 View Recipe7 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Blackberry bourbon smash is a quick and easy to make summer cocktail. Use any soft berry mixed with mint leaves, bourbon, citrus juices, and ginger ale. It’s tax day! Let’s celebrate the end of tax season with a refreshing cocktail! Did you know there’s an actual drink named after this day? Yes, the income tax cocktail exists. It’s gin based and it sounds very comforting. I’ll have to make that one next year… Today, we’re drinking this blackberry bourbon smash. Berry Bourbon Smash Cocktail Making cocktails for the blog is always a lot of fun…because it involves day drinking. I bought this tabletop artificial light unit last year in hopes to take photos whenever I want (meaning after 5pm), however it’s proving to be difficult. I’m still way too in love with natural light photography. Hence, day drinking will have to continue for a little longer. Use Up Any Soft Fruits Simple cocktails that don’t require much prep are the best. While I used blackberries, you can substitute just about any fruit you’re in love with at the moment: blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, dragon fruit. If you don’t like bourbon… we might have a tough time being friends. However, if you keep it a secret, you can totally substitute rum, vodka or gin. This blackberry bourbon smash has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It’s the vibrant redish-purple tint that I find so alluring. It’s the kind of drink that I would spot at a restaurant or bar and totally order. (Although it’s a month away- this would make a very pretty Mother’s Day brunch cocktail!) Cheers! Blackberry Bourbon Smash Blackberry bourbon smash is a quick and easy to make summer cocktail. Use any soft berry mixed with mint leaves, bourbon, citrus juices, and ginger ale. Prep Time: 5 minutes minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes minutes Servings: 1 (multiply as needed) Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients5 fresh blackberries6 fresh mint leaves2 teaspoon agave syrup1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice2 oz bourbon4 oz ginger ale Instructions In a tall serving glass, muddle together blackberries, mint leaves, agave syrup, and lemon juice. Add bourbon. Fill glass with ice. Top with ginger ale. Stir to combine. Garnish with additional blackberries, mint leaves, and lemon/lime wedges. Serve immediately. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanKeyword: bourbon smash, bourbon cocktail, summer cocktail, blackberry cocktail Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.