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A serving tray with four glasses of blueberry basil bourbon smash. Garnished with fresh blueberries and lemon twist.

Blueberry Basil Bourbon Smash

Bourbon lovers, rejoice! This blueberry basil bourbon smash makes an excellent and refreshing cocktail. Quality bourbon, fresh blueberries, and basil with a complementary blend of sweet and tart from maple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon. It's a perfect drink for summer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Marissa


  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • lemon twist, basil leaf, or blueberries for garnish optional


  • Add basil, blueberries, and maple syrup to a shaker and use a muddler to release juices from the basil and blueberries.
  • Add in the lemon juice, bourbon, and ice cubes.
  • Top shaker with lid and shake for 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker begins to frost.
  • Pour everything into a cocktail glass, garnish, and enjoy!*


A 10-ounce/double old-fashioned glass works perfectly for this recipe and is what I always use.