Blackberry Basil Bourbon Smash

This blackberry bourbon smash with fresh basil is the perfect summer cocktail, blending the sweetness of blackberries and honey syrup with the tangy citrus of fresh lemon juice. The addition of fragrant basil and a kick of bourbon creates a refreshing and vibrant drink that captures the essence of the season.

Blackberry Basil Bourbon Smash

A refreshing summer bourbon cocktail with muddled blackberries, basil, and a touch of honey, perfectly complemented by the warmth of bourbon and a fizzy finish from club soda.

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  • 2-3 blackberries
  • 0.50 oz honey syrup
  • 0.50 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz club soda


  1. In a glass, muddle together blackberries, lemon juice, and basil leaves.
  2. Add honey syrup and ice.
  3. Pour in 2 oz of bourbon and top with club soda.
  4. Give it a stir, garnish, and cheers!