Make: Blackberry Basil Whiskey Smash

You're three short steps away from the perfect summer cocktail. 

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  • 7 fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 Lemon (quartered)

  • 3 blackberries

  • 1 TBSP Simple Syrup

  • 2 oz Bourbon (We like Koval - Distilled in Chicago)


  1. Muddle basil, lemon, blackberries and simple syrup together using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon; mashing 4-5 times in a mixing glass just to release the juices and oils.

  2. Add Bourbon. Strain and transfer to a rocks glass.

  3. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon peel and sprig of basil.

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Nicholas Monterotti