Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
This post is sponsored by Naturipe®.
What’s your favorite way to end a blistering summer day? Ours is with a cool, refreshing drink! This Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade makes for a relaxing evening beverage or a fresh and fruity nightcap. With a blend of mint, berry, and citrus flavors, we’ve encapsulated summer in a drink! Enjoy it on the porch while watching the sun set or while hanging out in a backyard pool. It’s the perfect way to kick off a berry happy summer!
How to Make Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade is easy to make, but requires some prep beforehand. Fresh blackberries help give this drink character a dashing presentation, but blackberry simple syrup gives it the full berry flavor.
Start this drink by making the syrup. All you need is sugar, water, and berries. Cook the mixture down, then strain it in a fine mesh strainer to produce a smooth syrup. Our recipe makes a lot of syrup, making it perfect for summer evening get-togethers.
Making the drink itself is simple! Muddle all of the ingredients except the bourbon. The flavors should mix together nicely while still leaving tasty bits of leaves and berries to float in the drink. Add the bourbon and shake the drink, then pour it over ice. This drink is sure to impress your guests!
Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
- 10-15 fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 cup fresh Naturipe Blackberries plus more for garnish
- 2 oz blackberry simple syrup
- 3 lemons juiced
- 4 oz bourbon
- crushed ice
For Simple Syrup
- 2 cups blackberries
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
To make syrup:
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Strain mixture with a fine mesh strainer.
To make drink:
- In your cocktail shaker muddle the mint leaves, blackberries, blackberry simple syrup and lemon juice together. Pour in the bourbon and shake.
- Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour over the ice without straining. Garnish with a whole mint leaf and blackberries.
Make Berry Tasty Beverages with Naturipe
Blackberries are a summer special, and no one grows juicier, tastier berries than Naturipe! The fresh berries delivered to your local grocery store from Naturipe’s “family of farms” are the next best thing to picking them off the bush yourself… maybe even better!
The farms in Naturipe’s network stretch across the Western Hemisphere from North to South America. This helps stretch the availability of their seasonal produce, as farms in different climates can harvest their fruit at different times of the year. We may only get blackberries from our backyards during the summer, but Naturipe makes them available for your Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade throughout the year!
How are you spending your berry happy summer? Did you love this refreshing Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade? Let us know in the comments below!