Smash Through Summer With This Blackberry Basil Whiskey Smash

Published On 08/01/2016 Published On 08/01/2016

Blackberry Basil Whiskey


  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise
  • blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. basil infused simple syrup
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • crushed ice


  • First make your basil infused simple syrup by boiling 1/2 cup of basil leaves in 1 cup of water. Strain the water, add 1 cup of sugar and stir.
  • Next muddle half a lemon, cut into 1/3 slices, with about 4 blackberries. Add crushed ice and pour in the basil simple syrup along with 2 oz of bourbon. Then stir. 
  • Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of basil and a skewer of blackberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!