The key to a good Bourbon Blackberry Smash is the muddling of the Lime wedges, Blackberries and mint leaves. And it’s only once all the oils and juices have been released that it’s time to add the Bourbon, Sugar Syrup and a good topping of Soda Water
In a shaker tin, combine mint leaves, lime wedges and blackberries and muddle. Add bourbon, ice, and simple syrup and shake. Pour full contents into a rocks glass (no straining) and top with 1 ounce of club soda.
Mint & Blackberries