Blackberry-Bourbon Lemonade

Follow the original cocktail recipe for a single-serving Blackberry-Bourbon Lemonade cocktail, or try our big-batch blackberry lemonade variation to fill a punch bowl and serve 12. Cheers!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¼ cup bourbon (2 oz.)

  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice (3/4 oz.)

  • 2 teaspoon Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup

  • cup sparkling lemonade, chilled

  • Fresh blackberries (optional)

Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup

  • 12 ounce fresh blackberries (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 1 ½ tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. In a cocktail shaker combine bourbon, lemon juice, Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling lemonade. Garnish with 2 or 3 blackberries, if desired.

Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan combine blackberries, rosemary, water and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until the blackberries are breaking down and the liquid is syrupy and reduced by about half, mashing blackberries during the last part of cooking time with wooden spoon. Remove from heat; cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean jar, pressing the fruit to extract as much of the liquid as you can (you should have about 2/3 cup). Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

    Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
    Andy Lyons

You can also combine bourbon, lemon juice, and sparkling lemonade in an ice filled glass and stir gently. Pour Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup so the dramatic color swirls down into the glass.

Big Batch:

In a punch bowl combine 3 cups of the bourbon, 2/3 cup lemon juice, and one recipe of the Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup. Add 4 cups chilled sparkling lemonade. Garnish with frozen blackberries, if desired. Makes about 12 servings, each 5 oz.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
17g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Vitamin C 13.4mg 67%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 1%
Folate, total 10.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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