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Fig & Blackberry Smash Cocktail

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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. 

smash cocktail in a glass with blackberries

What’s a Smash Cocktail?

Smash cocktails usually contain simple syrup or sweetener, a spirit, a seasonal fruit, and ice. Often smash recipes, call for muddling the fruit. Some call for straining the fruit and others add it all in.

When researching smashes, I came across this interesting history on smash cocktails. They’re a versatile cocktail – so use this as a spring-board and get creative with your own smash cocktail!


What You’ll Need to Make this Cocktail

  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 fig, quartered
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 3 cups crushed ice, divided

How to Make this Cocktail Recipe

  • 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.
smash cocktail

Want more cocktail recipes? Check out our fennel and grapefruit gin and tonic or our blood orange whiskey sour.

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


Yield: 2 cocktails

Fig & Blackberry Smash

smash cocktail in a glass with blackberries

This fig and blackberry smash recipe is a delightful summer cocktail.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 fig, quartered
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 3 cups crushed ice, divided

Instructions

  1. Combine the blackberries, fig, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and use a muddler to crush the blackberries and fig.
  2. Add the bourbon and 1 cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the remaining ice to two highball glasses and strain the cocktail into the glasses.
  4. Garnish with extra blackberries or edible flowers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
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