It’s Fri-yay! Make this beautiful blackberry bourbon smash at home, perfect for Halloween weekend! Check out the ingredients below, and if you want to make the mocktail version, just substitute bourbon with pineapple juice!
granulated sugar – for the rim of the glasses
zest from 1 lime – again for the rims
8-10 fresh blackberries
7-8 mint leaves
juice from half a lemon
1-2 tablespoons honey
2 ounces bourbon (use more or less, to taste)
ginger beer for topping
MOCKTAIL: do not add bourbon; add 2 oz. (use more or less, to taste) of pineapple juice
• On a shallow plate, combine the sugar and lime zest. Run the lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, then place each glass onto the plate, rim down, to create a sugar/lime rim.
• In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add the blackberries, mint, lemon juice and honey. Then, muddle all of the ingredients together, pressing everything to release the juices and combine. Add bourbon.
• Add ice to your rimmed glass and pour the drink over the ice. Top the glass with a little more ice, then pour the ginger beer over the top and gently stir to combine.
• Garnish with fresh mint.