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!
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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.
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.
How to make this Blackberry 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.
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.
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.
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.
Add the rest of your lemonade, fresh lime juice and whiskey.
Use a bar spoon to stir and ensure that everything is mixed well.
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.
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.
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.
More cocktail recipes
- 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.
Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade Cocktail
- 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.
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