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Smoked Rosemary Blackberry Whiskey Sour

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Get ready to up your cocktail game, people. This smoked rosemary and blackberry whiskey sour is a show-stopper and tastes even better than it looks!

★ Why You’ll Love this Recipe ★

Up until this moment, I’ve been giving you some basic cocktail recipes. All the usuals. The classics. Which are good to know.

Now though. Now, I’m getting all fancy on you. I can’t help it. I keep seeing these smoking cocktails and I had to make one! I think you’ll love the refreshing tastes this cocktail offers and how fun it is to make and serve.

I can’t wait for you to experience the aroma of this smoking whiskey cocktail and then taste how refreshing this combination of fresh fruits is. I think you’re going to love it!


Blackberry Whiskey Sour with Smoked Rosemary Garnish

★ Ingredients You’ll Need ★

This recipe is quite simple! You only need 5 ingredients.

Here’s what to gather before you’re ready to mix this drink:

  • Whiskey. Jack Daniels is good. The sour goes well with the charcoal and it’s not too sweet.
  • Fresh blackberries. You’ll want to use fresh not frozen so you get a good amount of juice and which will add flavor and color to your cocktail.
  • Fresh rosemary. This serves multiple purposes. It’s a pretty garnish, adds a lovely flavor and aroma, and you’ll be lighting it to further enhance the aroma and really heightened the experience of enjoying this crafted cocktail!
  • Simple syrup. You can make your own by dissolving 1 part sugar with one part water or you can purchase simple syrup ready to go to save time.
  • Honey. This is completely optional. If you want to replace some of the simple syrup with honey for an additional layer of flavor, you can!
Smoked Rosemary Blackberry Whiskey Sour

★ How to Make this Recipe ★

If this is your first time ever making any kind of craft cocktail though—don’t worry. You can still pull this off. Just follow the steps and you’re going to find that this is easier than it looks and is just as delicious as the drinks you order when you’re out.

Here’s what to do:

  • Muddle the blackberries.
  • Add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice.
  • Strain into a glass over ice.
  • Add rosemary garnish.
  • Torch rosemary.


★ Tools You’ll Need ★

There are a few special things you might need, which include:

  • Cocktail shaker and muddler set – If you don’t have one, you can also use a mason jar or any glass and a fork to press into the blackberries to break them up and release the juice.
  • Strainer – A small-screened strainer or sieve works best.
  • Culinary torch – You can certainly just use matches or a lighter too!

★ More Recipes You’ll Love ★

If you’re just getting into cocktail making at home, there are some great classic recipes you’ll want to try.

Here’s how to make a mean Piña Colada, a classic Italian Amaretto Sour, and if you want to get acquainted with muddling fruit — try your hand at a Raspberry Gin Fizz.

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This Smoked Rosemary and Blackberry Whiskey Sour cocktail recipe was featured in South Your Mouth!

Smoked Whiskey Sour

Smoked Rosemary and Blackberry Whiskey Sour

This Smoked Rosemary and Blackberry Whiskey Sour cocktail is a showstopper! It looks, smells and tastes amazing. And it's actually very easy to make.
Author: Angela G.
5 from 4 reviews
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Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Alcoholic Beverage
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Servings
Yield: 5oz cocktail


  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 2 oz simple syrup 1 part sugar or honey dissolved in 1 part water
  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary


  • Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
  • Place blackberries into a cocktail shaker and press using a muddler to release their juice. Add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice then cap and shake.
  • Strain into the rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and torch the end of the rosemary just before serving.


Light the end of the rosemary garnish. Hold flame until rosemary turns orange and begins to smoke.
For extra smokey flavor, try lighting the rosemary until it starts smoking and then place a large glass dome over the entire cocktail. Let sit for 5 minutes to infuse the drink with smoked rosemary flavor!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 5oz | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
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Amy Rowland

Friday 11th of March 2022

Oh my god! This is amazing…I’m not a whiskey drinker but this is awesome!

Angela G.

Friday 11th of March 2022

I’m so glad you liked it Amy!!


Sunday 19th of December 2021

This recipe taste great but it is impossible those are pictures of blackberries. Blackberries turn out a very dark purple.


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Thank you for the recipe! It really is delicious. We will be making them again tonight.

Angela G.

Sunday 19th of December 2021

Hi Douglas, I’m glad you liked the drink! I think it’s the lighting that makes the blackberries look an unusual color. It was a very sunny day when I took these photos. I did use blackberries.