Saturday Cocktail: Blackberry Smash

Saturday Cocktail: Blackberry Smash

You've made it through the week and deserve an elevated cocktail to enjoy on your Saturday night. With a few fresh ingredients, take your standard whiskey cocktail to new levels.
| March 28, 2015

It's Saturday night; you've made it through the week and deserve to treat yourself to an elevated cocktail. With a few fresh ingredients, take your standard whiskey cocktail to new levels.

With a seemingly endless winter (nearly) behind us, let's think summer by incorporating seasonal flavors into a refreshing drink. For tonight, try a Blackberry Smash using a few simple, fresh ingredients. With the addition of mint, the tartness of the lemon is subdued and the richness of the blackberries shine. In ten minutes, you'll be set with an impressively favored cocktail that you'll want to make again and again.


Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Burbon

Fresh mint leaves

4-5 blackberries

3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz agave nectar

Club soda

Instructions:

Combine blackberries, mint leaves, agave nectar and lemon juice and gentle muddle together.

Add whiskey.

Gently shake a few times.

In drinking glass, strain drink over ice.

Top with club soda and garnish with mint.

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