This post may contain affiliate links, please see the privacy policy for details.

Are you looking for a new bourbon drink recipe? This raspberry bourbon smash cocktail is certainly worth your attention. It’s a perfect cocktail for summer or winter and tastes refreshing and delicious. You make this cocktail with raspberries along with bourbon and other delicious ingredients. The festive colour also makes it a great bourbon holiday drink which is easy to make with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur. You are going to enjoy this cocktail year round!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

Bourbon Holiday Drink Ingredients

As well as bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur, you will need grenadine, bitters, raspberries, mint, and sparkling water. Those are all the ingredients used to make this fabulous raspberry bourbon smash cocktail.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

What is Chambord?

This ingredient might not be something you know or have in the cupboard. What is Chambord exactly? Well, it’s a sweet, fruity, rich-tasting liqueur with raspberry and citrus flavours. If you don’t have it, you can sub crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) or raspberry juice.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

What are Bitters?

Bitters are an ingredient you add to cocktails to add flavour, rather than something you drink by itself. Bitters are a mixture of spices and herbs in an alcoholic base.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

They are very concentrated so you only need a few drops to add flavour to your raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. Interestingly only one person knows the exact recipe. It’s passed down the generations.

How to Make this Bourbon Drink Recipe

So what are the steps to make raspberry bourbon smash cocktail? First you need to add fresh raspberries and fresh mint leaves to the bottom of a glass. Next add the bitters and grenadine.

After that you can use a muddler or wooden spoon to combine and mash all the ingredients together. Add the ice, Chambord, bourbon and sparkling water.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

Finally garnish this bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur drink with raspberries and mint, and enjoy! This is an idea cocktail for summer or winter. It’s great any time!

Raspberries are mainly sweet with a tart flavour in there too, so they go perfectly in this drink. The Chambord should add enough sweetness to the mix, since it’s a sweet liqueur. If you prefer it sweeter though, you can always add a splash of simple syrup.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this drink with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.

The fresh mint adds a fresh touch and gives it a breezy summer feel. It’s important to make sure the mint and raspberries are well muddled, so don’t be afraid to crush them up. The more you do this, the more flavourful your cocktail with raspberries and mint leaves will be!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this summer or bourbon holiday drink.

Some Tasty Variations on This Raspberry Smash Cocktail

Rather than the sparkling water in this Chambord bourbon cocktail, you can use seltzer water, club soda or even raspberry-flavored sparkling water. Raspberry syrup can take the place of grenadine. You could even use blackberries in place of the raspberries or even a combination of both.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this summer or bourbon holiday drink.

This delicious cocktail with raspberries offers sweet, fruity flavors in every sip. Raspberry bourbon smash cocktail is so easy to prepare. It’s mainly a question of adding the right ingredients and mixing them together. Prepare this bourbon holiday drink to impress your friends.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this summer or bourbon holiday drink.

How to Choose the Freshest Raspberries

Whether raspberries are in season or not, it pays to know how to select the best. They are a key component in this easy bourbon drink recipe. Choose firm, fully ripe and plump berries. If you’re picking your own, avoid any that aren’t completely ripe yet.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this summer or bourbon holiday drink.

Some berries (like strawberries) can be picked under-ripe then ripened after, but not raspberries. They don’t ripen more after being picked. Pull on a raspberry gently and if it’s ripe it will easily come off the bush. Fresh raspberries keep for a few days in the refrigerator. You will be able to see when they need using up.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this bourbon drink recipe.

Not only are raspberries delicious but they’re also high in antioxidants which help keep you healthy. They’re one of my favorite berries and I love them in everything from smoothies to desserts. And when they’re in season and super-fresh, they taste even better!

How to Serve This Cocktail

This is the perfect cocktail for summer or winter. It makes a wonderful refreshment in the evening. I love serving this cocktail with raspberries with some delicious homemade tapas. If you are looking for another red cocktail to complement this one, try a Skittles vodka cocktail for a fun addition to the drink menu.

The Chambord and bourbon recipe is for one serving so of course you can multiply it by however much you need. This can also be served in a pitcher if you have a crowd coming over.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this bourbon drink recipe.

It doesn’t matter which type of bourbon you use in this bourbon drink recipe. Just pick whatever you prefer. Maybe you have a bottle of raspberry Chambord in the cupboard and you’ve been looking for a way to use it. In that case, you will find this bourbon holiday drink to be just the thing you’re looking for.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this bourbon drink recipe.

It combines flavours from sweet to tangy to bitter to fruity. This is such a great cocktail. I know you will love it as much as I do!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. You will love this cocktail with raspberries.

Raspberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Raspberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Looking for a new bourbon drink recipe? This raspberry bourbon smash cocktail is one to try. You make this cocktail with raspberries year round. The festive colour makes it a bourbon holiday drink that is easy to make with bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Oz. whiskey, Bourbon
  • 1/2 Oz. raspberry liqueur, Chambord
  • 1 Tsp. grenadine
  • 1 Dash cocktail bitters
  • 4 raspberries 
  • 1 Sprig mint
  • sparkling water  

Instructions 

  • Place 4 raspberries & 1 to 2 mint leaves torn into pieces in the bottom of the glass.  Next, add a dash of bitters. 
  • Pour in a tsp of grenadine. 
  • Using a muddler, mix and mash the ingredients carefully, in the bottom of the glass.  
  • Add ice on top. 
  • Now add the Chambord. And then the bourbon.  
  • Mix well. Top with sparkling water.  
  • Garnish with a raspberry and sprig of mint.

Notes

Muddling is the act of mashing ingredients (usually fruit is involved) to break them down and release their essence, enhancing the flavors. If you do not have a muddler you can also use the bottom of a wooden serving spoon or similar.  
 
Instead of the sparkling water, you can also substitute club soda or flavored sparkling water (raspberry for example)! 

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Like this recipe? Rate and comment below!

Let me know if you try to make this raspberry bourbon smash cocktail. This cocktail with raspberries makes a perfect summer or holiday bourbon drink recipe to try. Bourbon and Chambord raspberry liqueur are a great flavor combination.

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

You Might Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




5 Comments

  1. This looks like it’s super delicious. I’d definitely want to make this for my friends when they come over.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a fan of any drink w/ Chambord! This one sound divine! Perfect for the season and beyond!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks nice and refreshing for summer! Love how you explained all the ingredients. Pining!