Strawberry Bourbon Smash

by liliana

Imagine sinking your teeth into a ripe, juicy strawberry. It’s sweet, succulent, and everything you love about summer. Now imagine that same strawberry infused with the smoky flavor of bourbon. The result is a delicious Strawberry Bourbon Smash that’s perfect for sipping on a hot day. Keep reading to learn how to make this refreshing drink at home!

How to prepare Strawberry Bourbon Smash

With just three simple ingredients, it’s easy to make this refreshing drink your new go-to. This Strawberry Bourbon Smash is the perfect drink to relax with, whether you’re kicking back on the couch or enjoying a nice summer evening on the patio. Cheers!


Refreshing Strawberry Bourbon Smash

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • - 1 quart strawberries, hulled and halved
  • - 1 cup bourbon
  • - 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • - 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • - 2 tablespoons mint leaves, chopped
  • - 1 cup ice
  • - Mint sprig, lemon slice, sliced strawberry for garnish


1. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, and mint leaves.

2. Use a wooden spoon to muddle the ingredients together until the strawberries are slightly smashed.

3. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and ice and mix well for 10 seconds. Divide the mixture evenly among 4 glasses filled with ice cubes.

4. Garnish each drink with a strawberry half, lemon slice and a sprig of mint, if desired. Serve immediately.

How long will this drink stay fresh?

This drink is best enjoyed fresh, but it will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. Be sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Expert tips

– If you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, frozen ones will work just as well in this recipe. Simply thaw them before using.

– For an extra boozy twist, add a shot of bourbon to each glass before serving.

– This drink can also be made without alcohol by substituting the bourbon with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.

–  If you don’t have mint leaves on hand, you can use another type of fresh herb such as basil or thyme. Alternatively, you can omit the herb altogether.

Looking for more summer drink recipes?

Try these:

– Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

– Peach Iced Tea Sangria

– Cherry Limeade Spritzer

– Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

– Blueberry Mojitos

FAQs about Strawberry Bourbon Smash

What makes a drink a smash?

A smash is a type of mixed drink that contains fruit, mint, and alcohol. The ingredients are typically muddled together before being served over ice.

How do you make a strawberry puree?

To make a strawberry puree, simply place strawberries in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You can also use a potato masher to mash the strawberries by hand.

How do you muddle strawberries?

To muddle strawberries, simply place them in a bowl with the other ingredients and use a wooden spoon to mash them up slightly. This will release their flavor and color into the drink.

Should you muddle fruit with alcohol?

Yes, muddling fruit with alcohol helps to release the fruit’s flavor and color into the drink. This is especially important when using berries or other delicate fruits that can be easily crushed.

Why do people muddle fruit in Old Fashioned?

There are two reasons people muddle fruit in Old Fashioned. The first is to release the fruit’s flavor and color into the drink. The second is to help break down the fruit so that it will be easier to strain out later.

Can I make this drink ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the strawberry mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just add the mint leaves right before serving.

Is this drink suitable for children?

No, this drink is not suitable for children due to the alcohol content. If you want to make a kid-friendly version, omit the bourbon and substitute it with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.


So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start smashing some strawberries! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and will be inspired to make your own version at home. And don’t forget to let me know how it goes. I can’t wait to see what delicious concoctions you come up with! In the meantime, wish you have a wonderful day. Cheers!

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