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Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash

Looking for the perfect drink for your next party or BBQ? Or just a sunny afternoon of front porch sittin’? Then, check this out! I call it a Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash.

And it is soooooo good! Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash is the perfect summer sipper. A refreshing combination of Bourbon, blackberry, lime and mint with a splash of soda served over a mound of crushed ice.

Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash

This drink started out as a new twist on a Mint Julep and morphed into this little jewel. Pretty enough for your next gathering and lip smacking good!

Not a fan of Bourbon? Swap it out with some Rum and it becomes, sort of, a blackberry Mojito. Yum!

Tips for making this drink:

First thing you will need to do, is make the Blackberry Simple Syrup. I would suggest making it the day before so that it has time to get fully chilled.

I used frozen blackberries to make the syrup because the fresh ones are still a bit pricey. and the frozen ones look pretty as a garnish.

Use fresh squeezed lime juice. It has so much more flavor than bottled.

I used Blackberry Bourbon (Bird Dog Brand) which has a little sweetness to it. If you can’t find it, you can use regular Bourbon but may need to add a bit more blackberry syrup. But remember, a little goes a long way. You don’t want it too sweet.

Use crushed ice if possible or really small ice cubes.

Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash

For a complete Southern Experience serve alongside Derby Day: Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

And  Moms Cornbread.

Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash

A refreshing blend of Bourbon, blackberry, lime and mint with a splash of soda

Servings: 1
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
  • 1 ounce blackberry bourbon
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon blackberry simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • crushed ice
  • mint sprig, for garnish
  • frozen blackberry, for garnish
  1. Fill a rocks glass (10 oz.) with crushed ice

  2. In another glass add bourbon, lime juice, blackberry simple syrup mint and club soda. Stir well to combine

  3. Pour into glass with crushed ice. 

  4. Garnish with mint sprig and a frozen blackberry.

  5. Enjoy!

Blackberry Simple Syrup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: cocktails
Keyword: Blackberry Simple Syrup
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  1. In a sauce pan add all ingredients.

  2. Bring to a bowl, stirring occasionally

  3. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally

  4. Strain into a glass bowl through a fine sieve. Smashing it with a spoon it get all of the juices. Leaving seeds and pith behind.

  5. Cool completely. Store in glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator for about a week.


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