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Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade Recipe


Fresh muddled blackberries and tangerine lemonade create a fruity and refreshing base for this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade cocktail.

Served over ice, this pretty pink recipe is dangerously delicious! It’s the perfect thing to serve for a girl’s night in and all summer long!

A tray of cocktails on a table.

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Don’t be afraid of that whiskey in your cupboard! This is one of my favorite easy cocktails to make at home thanks to its vibrant color and bold flavor!

My husband initially introduced me to whiskey but a lot of my girlfriends don’t know much about it. So for a recent girl’s night in, I decided to show them how delicious it could be.

This Whiskey Lemonade with blackberries and rosemary is perfect for sipping in comfy clothes and messy buns.

Drinks taste better in comfy clothes. Need food ideas for your night? Check out my Girl’s Night Food Ideas. 

Refreshing pink cocktails with rosemary garnish.

This cocktail, with fresh blackberries and lemonade, is delicious! And super easy.

Not everyone is ready to just jump into an Old Fashioned so I like to mix the whiskey with bright, citrus-y flavors to make it a little more girl-friendly.

Plus this recipe makes 4 drinks at a time.

A batch or two of this Blackberry Whiskey cocktail and you’ve got a nice and easy girl’s night cocktail to serve a small crowd. 


Ingredients to make a blackberry whiskey lemonade cocktail

Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.

While I love to use fresh ingredients in my cocktails, I typically just use store-bought lemonade when I need it.

While the photos show Tangerine Lemonade, I can’t find that flavor any longer. Regular lemonade is still delicious! You could also try another flavor like Raspberry Lemonade.

Lemonade is a great base for cocktails because it has that bright citrus flavor and the right amount of sweetness to balance it out.

Definitely try this Rosé Lemonade!

You can also make your own lemonade. This Lavender Lemonade would be a delicious substitution. 

I like to use Bourbon whiskey, but you could use any whiskey you already have that on hand.

This is such an easy drink. The hardest part is muddling the fruit and rosemary. And that’s not hard at all.

How to make this Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail

Overhead photo of a bar pitcher with fresh blackberries and rosemary.

Add fresh blackberries and rosemary leaves (removed from the stem) to a bar pitcher.

If you don’t have a bar pitcher, no worries! You can use any wide-mouth pitcher.

And if you are just making one, you can use a cocktail shaker or glass.

Overhead shot of bar pitcher with muddle blackberries.

Add a splash of lemonade to the berries and rosemary. 

Use a muddler to break down the berries and get them to release their juices and flavor.

Overhead shot of cinnamon and smashed blackberries in a bar pitcher.

Add cinnamon. Because, yum. It’s subtle but adds a nice touch to the drink.

Sometimes cinnamon can make a drink feel like it’s meant for fall, but this one is perfect for any time of year.

You could definitely make this a little more holiday-ready by bumping up the cinnamon a little bit more. And even adding a touch of nutmeg.

And, of course, you can leave it out if it doesn’t sound tasty to you.

This is the perfect step to add powdered spices so that it’s able to be incorporated really well.

Sometimes spices can be hard to mix in, they like to separate. But because the blackberries are so thick, it mixes really well.

Bar pitcher with cocktail next to a glass with ice.

Add the rest of your lemonade, fresh lime juice and whiskey.

Use a bar spoon to stir and ensure that everything is mixed well.

Close up of a blackberry whiskey lemonade cocktail on a table.

How to serve

To serve this tasty whiskey and lemonade cocktail, use a strainer to strain the cocktail over fresh ice.

Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

If you want to make sure to get all the fruit bits out, you could also strain it through a fine mess sieve or cheesecloth.

Close up of pink cocktail with a rosemary garnish.

The smell of fresh rosemary is intoxicating, amirite? Hosting girls night shouldn’t stress you out. But you can still make it feel special.

This lemonade cocktail looks all fancy but you saw how easy it is to make.

To some, this might be their introduction to whiskey. I promise they’ll be fans after sipping this drink.

Keep the evening simple. Keep it relaxed (throw on this Chilled Out Playlist) and make it a monthly happening.

Top tips

Time-saving | Using store-bought lemonade is a huge time saver since you don’t have squeeze all those lemons to get the fresh juice and then try to match it with the perfect amount of sugar. 

Money-saving | Because of all the flavor that the fresh blackberries and the yummy lemonade, you can use an inexpensive whiskey. This is a great trick when making a bunch of drinks for a party!

Many legit bartenders would double strain this recipe to get out the bits of blackberry seeds and rosemary leaf pieces. I’m far too lazy for that.

But if you don’t like yummy bits in your drink, you may want to use a cocktail strainer into a pitcher and then use a fine-mesh sieve to pour into each glass.

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  • Hibiscus Mule: A flavorful Hibiscus Mule has a tangy floral taste and is a delicious twist on the classic Moscow Mule recipe.
  • Vodka and Orange Juice: Vodka and Orange Juice, aka a Screwdriver, is one of the easiest drinks you can make and it’s totally delicious. There are fun ways to jazz it up and make it feel even more special. Or you can sub the OJ and use lemonade instead! 
  • Passion Fruit Vodka Mojito: If you love tropical fruit flavors you’ll want to try this tasty Passion Fruit Vodka Mojito. The passion fruit, fresh lime and mint are a match made in heaven.
  • Try this festive Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe!
  • If you’re a bourbon lover you’re going to love this Bourbon Sidecar Recipe!
Close up of a blackberry whiskey lemonade cocktail in a glass.

Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade Cocktail

Fresh blackberries are muddled with tangy lemonade to create a cocktail that is lip-smacking! Make this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade recipe next time you host a girl's night or want a refreshing cocktail to enjoy at home.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 169kcal



  • In a bar pitcher add fresh blackberries, rosemary leaves and a splash of lemonade.
  • Muddle well, until berries are all broken down.
  • Add cinnamon and stir well.
  • Add fresh lime juice, remaining lemonade and whiskey.
  • Mix well.
  • Strain over ice in small glasses.
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


Serving: 4Servings | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g
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  1. I absolutely adore a good whiskey lemonade. I can’t wait to try this blackberry one… and it’s so pretty! Looking forward to it.

  2. I can’t think of a better down home summer drink than whiskey lemonade. I especially like the addition of rosemary.

  3. Can you use any other types of berries or fruit. Not a fan of blackberries but love all the others.

    1. Sure! It will change the flavor and color slightly but will still be delicious. Blueberries would be really nice with the bourbon. And raspberries are always delicious in a cocktail! Just remember to strain through a fine mesh-sieve if you don’t want the seeds.

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