Blackberry Whiskey Sour

Dan George | Mantitlement

This blackberry whiskey sour will make your day. A sweet, boozy reminder that Spring is here!

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Whiskey and blackberries go hand in hand. It might not be an obvious pairing, but it IS amazing. So let's mix up a drink and celebrate Spring in style!

I love the traditional food and drink recipes that go along with any season, but I also like trying out new ingredients and switching things around a little bit (don't we all?).

It's just turned to Spring, though I think someone needs to remind Mother Nature. It was -15 this morning at 6 am. Do I still live in New Jersey?? I mean, seriously, those are like Alaska temperatures. My deck boards keep popping all night long from the cold, my kids keep having delayed openings… not from snow, but because it’s too COLD for them to go to school. It’s insane.

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Anyway, when I was looking around for in-season fruit or berries, and the one that stood out was blackberries. They look perfect no matter what season you’re in. The strawberries and raspberries at my local store had definitely seen better days.

So blackberries it was.

My wife and I love making whiskey sours. All fresh ingredients though, no sour mix. To kick up the flavors in this blackberry whiskey sour, I ran out and got myself some blackberry brandy. The best part was that the blackberry brandy is super sweet, so there wasn’t any need to add a simple syrup mixture to this drink. Just a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and it's ready.

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If you really want to make this drink full of blackberry flavor, you can muddle a few fresh blackberries in the bottom of the glass before adding your ice. Then top it with the whiskey and bourbon and fresh lemon juice.

Stir and drink!

Maybe this blackberry whiskey sour will become a new Spring tradition for you!

Blackberry Whiskey Sour Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 2 ounces Whiskey, Like Bushmills
  • 1 ounce Blackberry Brandy
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Granulated Sugar, For rimming the glass
  • Blackberries
  • Lemon Wedges


  1. Wet the rim of a low ball glass with a wedge of lemon, then dip it all around in a dish of sugar.
  2. Muddle a few blackberries (optional step) in the bottom of the glass, then fill with ice.
  3. Add in the bourbon, blackberry brandy, fresh lemon juice and stir.
  4. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a lemon twist.


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