Blackberry Basil Whiskey Smash

This summer, check out this refreshing bourbon-based cocktail with fresh blackberries, basil and lime. The recipe is well suited for a bourbon or rye 100 proof or higher (you pick your favorite). This is a great recipe to try as your watch the weekly Whiskey Wednesdays drawing at 8 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday nights.


  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 3/4 part honey (something locally sourced for sure)
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 6 blackberries
  • 2-3 basil leaves


  1. In shaker, muddle blackberries, lemon juice and honey.
  2. Add bourbon and basil to shaker with crushed ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into bourbon glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with blackberries and basil leaf.
  5. Purchase your Whiskey Wednesday raffle tickets.
  6. Enjoy responsibly.
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