Blueberry Bourbon Smash
This Blueberry Bourbon Smash is made with a quick and easy blueberry syrup and fresh basil leaves. It's a blueberry cocktail that's perfect for hot summer days!
Servings: 1 cocktail
Blueberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
Blueberry Bourbon Smash (1 cocktail):
- 3-4 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 TB blueberry simple syrup
- 2 oz bourbon
- crushed ice
- Optional: sparkling water, club soda, or tonic water
Make simple syrup by adding blueberries, sugar, and 1 cup water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the berries burst (about 3 minutes).
Pour syrup into blender and blend until smooth (or pour through a mesh sieve into a spouted container), and allow it to cool.
Blueberry Bourbon Smash:
Chill an old-fashioned cocktail glass or mint julep cup.
Muddle basil leaves and simple syrup until leaves look softened and smell very fragrant.
Fill glass with crushed ice, then pour bourbon over ice. Stir once or twice, add sparkling water, club soda, or tonic water if desired. Top with more basil, and serve immediately.
Makes 1 Cocktail
Make syrup ahead of time to shorten the cook time to 3 minutes.
Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 0.9mg