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blueberry bourbon smash cocktail in tall wine glass with ice and topped with a sorbet popsicle and garnished with fresh sage

Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Step into the wonders of summer popsicle season with this great Blueberry Bourbon Smash. With a delicious blueberry sage simple syrup, some fresh lemon, sage and bourbon, you’ll be ready to nibble on that popsicle garnish before you’ve finished the cocktail. Promise.
5 from 10 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 large lemon, quartered, peel on
  • 1 oz blueberry sage simple syrup plain blueberry is stellar in this as well
  • 5 large sage leaves
  • 1/4 oz amaro optional - I used Cynar
  • Top off with lemon seltzer very optional
  • Garnish: fresh sage sprig, lemon/raspberry/strawberry sorbet popsicle.


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon and simple well.
  • Add sage, muddle, then add bourbon whiskey and amaro.
  • Add ice, shake hard, strain in a rocks glass or fancy humongous wine glass filled with ice.
  • Top with lemon seltzer if you want a lighter cocktail.
  • Garnish with sage and popsicle.


**Blueberry Sage Simple Syrup     
  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries     
  • 1 cup sugar    
  •  ½ cup water     
  • ¼ cup torn fresh sage leaves
Add sugar, water, and blueberries to a saucepan on the stove on medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the berries thaw and cook down. It’ll take about 10-15 minutes. Add the torn sage leaves, turn the heat to low for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat completely and let the sage steep in the syrup until it has cooled to room temperature. Strain and store in the fridge in a clean glass jar.
Keyword blueberry, bourbon, lemon, sage, whiskey smash
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