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Fig & Blackberry Smash

Fig & Blackberry Smash

This fig and blackberry smash recipe is a delightful summer cocktail. I've been drinking a lot of smashes lately because I love a sweet, fruity cocktail. 

Fig & Blackberry Smash | Shiny Happy Bright

When researching how to make my own smash at home, I came across this interesting history on smash cocktails. Smash cocktails usually contain: simple syrup or sweetener + spirit + seasonal fruit + ice. Often smash recipes, like this one, call for muddling the fruit. Some call for straining the fruit and others add it all in. They're a versatile cocktail - so use this as a spring board and get creative with your own smash cocktail!

Fig & Blackberry Smash | Shiny Happy Bright

I hope your having a great week and that you enjoy this delicious cocktail!

Fig & Blackberry Smash

Makes 2 cocktails | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 8 minutes


8 blackberries

1 fig, quartered 

4 ounces bourbon

2 ounces simple syrup

3 cups crushed ice, divided


Combine the blackberries, fig, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and use a muddler to crush the blackberries and fig. 

Add the bourbon and 1 cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. 

Add the remaining ice to two highball glasses and strain the cocktail into the glasses. 

Garnish with extra blackberries or edible flowers. 

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