Blackberry Bourbon Sour

This blackberry bourbon sour is the perfect cocktail to get the holiday festivities started!  The perfectly ripe blackberries are blended with citrus, and a healthy helping of bourbon! A few dashes of bitters, and you are ready to pour!

We just love using additional Driscoll’s blackberries to make the cutest garnish with rosemary! All you have to do is poke through with a metal skewer and then insert the rosemary! The scent of the rosemary in this blackberry bourbon sour is dreamy!

This recipe is for a single blackberry bourbon sour,  but just multiply this by 4 or 6 to make up a pitcher of them in advance! You can mix up without the bourbon, and let the guests add as little or as much bourbon as they want!



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Blackberry Bourbon Sour



Ingredients for blackberry bourbon sour

  • Juice of 1 lemon (1 ounce)
  • Juice of one small cutie orange (1 ounce)
  • 12 Driscoll’s blackberries 
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 large round or square cube of ice
  • 3 drops orange bitters




Add lemon juice, orange juice and all but 4 blackberries to cocktail shaker. Add in 4 leaves of rosemary. Muddle the fruit and juices and rosemary. Add simple syrup and bourbon. Set aside while you make the garnish.

Remove most of the leaves from a rosemary sprig, leaving enough on the end as shown in photo. Use a metal cocktail pick to stab thru 4 blackberries. Remove the pick and poke the rosemary stem through the berries to create a garnish. Set aside.

Place large ice cube into glass. Add smaller ice cubes into the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over the ice cube in the glass. Drop in 3 drops of orange bitters over the ice cube. Add the blackberry garnish.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktails


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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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