Mix up the best Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade cocktail you’ve ever tasted!
Fresh muddled blackberry and tangerine lemonade create a fruity and refreshing base for this whiskey mixed drink recipe.
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!
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!
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Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade for girl’s night
This week I was lucky enough to sneak off to a local wine bar with a girlfriend.
We’d tried to meet up several times over the last few weeks but kept having to reschedule due to babysitters falling through or our kids’ germs getting the better of us.
While it was super nice to catch up over a drink, the bill ended up being enormous (We like good champagne. What can I say.). And I had to do my hair, which this lazy girl does not love to do.
I am much more partial to a Girls Night In situation. If done correctly (which means, low-key, low stress and low-cost) it’s the perfect way to get together regularly with your best gals.
I like to create a signature cocktail for these nights. I created this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade cocktail for sipping as we chat 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.
A fruity whiskey drink your friends will love
I enjoy bourbon whiskey but I know that not all my girlfriends do. It’s not because they don’t like the taste, it’s usually because they just have never had a whiskey-based drink before. Or at least one with a fruit-forward flavor profile.
This cocktail, with fresh blackberries and lemonade, is delicious! And super easy.
Plus this recipe makes 4 drinks at a time. A batch or two of this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade and you’ve got a nice and easy girl’s night cocktail to serve a small crowd.
While I love to use fresh ingredients in my cocktails, I typically just use store-bought lemonade when I need it. Tropicana Premium Drinks are the perfect cocktail mixer!
They don’t have any artificial sweeteners or flavors, which I love. They’re great on their own (or with a little club soda) and even better in a mixed drink recipe!
The full printable recipe can be found near the end of the post!
- Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade
- Bourbon whiskey
- fresh blackberries
- fresh rosemary
- fresh lime juice
If you only have regular lemonade or your store doesn’t carry the tangerine version, this cocktail will still be delicious!
This lemonade is sweet but not overly so. I love using it as a base for cocktails because you don’t need to add any additional sugar. It creates a great balance to the whiskey and citrus is ALWAYS good in a cocktail!
You can also make your own lemonade. This Lavender Lemonade would be a delicious substitution.
How to make Whiskey Bourbon Lemonade for four
This is such an easy drink. The hardest part is muddling the fruit and rosemary.
Add fresh blackberries and rosemary (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.)
Add a splash of Tropicana Tangerine 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. But you could definitely make this a little more holiday-ready by bumping up the cinnamon a little bit more.
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 bourbon whiskey.
Use a bar spoon to stir and ensure that everything is mixed well.
How to serve the Whisky Lemonade Cocktail
To serve, use a strainer to strain the cocktail over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.
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 cocktail looks all fancy but you saw how easy it is to make.
Serving this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade is a treat for your friends and encourages them to be a little more adventurous in their at-home cocktail making.
It’s easy to pour a glass of wine, but there is something special about a homemade cocktail. To some, this might be their introduction to whiskey. I promise they’ll be fans after sipping this drink.
See, you don’t even need to brush your hair for girls night at my house. And I’m wearing a kaftan. Because comfort. A Girls Night In should be about making time for each other and not about getting all dolled up.
Ready-made snacks keep stomachs full and make for responsible sipping. Light some candles, or don’t. Turn on some music (I made a chilled out playlist for you), or don’t.
Keep it simple. Keep it relaxed and make it a monthly happening. Cheers to friendship, memory-making and mom masterminding. You know it takes a village to raise kids.
A Girls Night In is the perfect time to find out that you aren’t the only one making mistakes and help support those moms who need some extra love.
Making someone a simple cocktail, like this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade, is a small gesture that speaks volumes.
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 bourbon 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.
Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade is delicious on its own or in cocktails!
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- 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.
- 5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 cup Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade
- 6 oz. fresh blackberries
- 4 long sprigs fresh rosemary, stripped
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- In a bar pitcher add 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 bourbon.
- Mix well.
- Strain over ice in small glasses.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
Serving Size4 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 16gProtein 1g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade makes mixing drinks at home easy and delicious! You’re going to love the bright flavors of this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade drink.