A Blackberry Tequila Smash is a fun tequila twist on a classic smash cocktail. It is a refreshing mixture of macerated blackberries, fresh mint, anejo tequila, fresh lemon juice and is topped off with a little soda water.
The caramel and smokey flavor of anejo tequila pairs perfectly with the bitter sweetness of the blackberries and the earthy sweetness of the agave syrup. However this is not an overly sweet cocktail, it is perfectly balanced!
The true definition of a smash is not totally clear. But what we can say is that it is traditionally made of fresh fruit that is smashed and mixed with a little sugar, soda, and spirits/liquor, then poured over crushed ice.
How to Make A Blackberry Tequila Smash
Start with a metal cocktail shaker that has a strainer at top. Place 6 fresh blackberries and 5 small fresh mint leaves at the bottom. Muddle them until the berries are completely juiced and macerated.
NOTE: If you don’t have a shaker you can use two glasses coupled together at the open end, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
Add 2 oz anejo tequila, .5 oz agave syrup, .5 oz fresh lemon juice, and about ½ cup ice. Pop the lid on the shaker and give it an aggresive shake for about 20-30 seconds.
Strain into a glass that is filled with crushed ice. Top the drink off with 2 oz soda water. Give it a stir and garnish with extra lemon wedges and/or fresh blackberries.
Blackberry Tequila Smash Recipe
Blackberry Tequila Smash
- 6 fresh blackberries
- 5 small mint leaves
- 2 oz anejo tequila
- .5 oz agave syrup
- .5 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 oz club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, add 6 fresh blackberries and 5 small mint leaves. Muddle until the berries are completely macerated.
- Add 2 oz anejo tequila, .5 oz agave syrup, .5 oz fresh lemon juice, and about ½ cup ice. Give it a good shake for about 20-30 seconds.
- Strain into a glass that is full of crushed ice. Top off with 2 oz soda water. Give it a stir and garnish with blackberries, mint, and/or lemon wedges.