Blackberry Basil Smash: The Fruit and Fresh Herb Cocktail You Never Thought You Needed


There are hundreds of cocktails to choose from. You can get tried-and-tested classic cocktails like a margarita, mojito, manhanttan, moscow mule and daiquiri or opt for a cold brew coffee based cocktail. The choices are simply endless. If you are looking to expand your cocktail-making experience for yourself and your friends, add this blackberry basil smash recipe to your list.

Blackberry and basil may seem an odd pair, but this duo will win your taste buds in a heartbeat. Believe it or not, blackerries' sweet and slightly tart flavor goes well with basil's aromatic sweet and peppery flavor. Pair the two together and vodka, and you will get a drink that is refreshing and delicious. Plus, it doesn't take too much time to make.

So how do you make this tasty cocktail? It all starts by getting and preparing these ingredients - blackberries, basil leaves, simple syrup, and vodka.

Now on to the preparation, the first step is to muddle the blackberries and basil in a shaker. (Don't have a muddler? You can get our copper plated cocktail muddler.)  Muddle until you smell the blackberry and basil.

The next step is to combine all the liquid ingredients - lime juice, simple syrup and vodka into the shaker. Then, add ice and shake. Pour all the contents directly into your glass (you don't need to use a strainer). Garnish your creation with blackberries and basil leaf, and you are done!


Watch the video here: 

  • 3-4 blackberries
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • .75 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • Muddle blackberries and basil
  • Add lime juice & simple syrup & vodka
  • Add ice and shake well
  • Dump all ingredients and ice into glass (no straining on this one)
  • Garnish with blackberries & basil leaf

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