Berry Smash Cocktail That's Jam-Packed With Fruity Flavor

With a few fresh ingredients, this tasty berry smash will come together right before your berry eyes.

Updated February 8, 2024
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We adore a drink that's full of fresh, jammy berry flavors. And with two types of berries (or more if you want to add 'em), a berry smash cocktail is the perfect light, fresh, sweet berry cocktail you've been dreaming of.

How to Make a Berry Smash Cocktail

This cocktail is especially delicious with seasonal berries — so no matter what we call for here, grab a handful of something that's in season for the perfect seasonal sipper. 


  • 1-2 lime wedges
  • 4 blackberries
  • 4 raspberries
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off, optional
  • Lime wheel, blackberry, and apricot slice for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime, blackberries, and raspberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, vodka, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to mix.
  4. Pour into a highball glass, not straining.
  5. Top off with club soda, if desired.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and a blackberry.

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Berry Smash Cocktail Variations and Substitutions

With a vast world of berry, liqueurs, and delicious combinations at your disposal, there are several ways to craft a berry smash cocktail.

  • Skip the club soda to have a drink with more intense fruit flavors.
  • Instead of vodka, you can also use tequila, rum, or even bourbon, depending on your preferred spirit.
  • Cycle through different types of berries. Don't forget blueberries or strawberries easily mix with other berry flavors.
  • Use honey or agave instead of simple syrup for a different touch of sweetness. You can also add a splash of elderflower liqueur to make your berry smash a full garden experience.
  • Swap in a jam for fresh berries. Use half to a three-quarters ounces of up to two different jams. You can even think beyond a strawberry or raspberry jam with bumbleberry or grape.
  • A splash of orange liqueur quickly brightens up the cocktail, as would extra lemon juice.
  • Give it a little extra tartness by adding cranberry juice or using it in place of club soda.

Garnishes for Your Berry Smash

Any of these garnish alternatives will work beautifully if the muddled fruit and existing garnish aren't enough or you have a different vision.

  • Pierce several berries together on a cocktail skewer. This garnish would look phenomenal with all the same berry or alternating with different berries.
  • Focus on a citrus garnish to balance the sweetness of the cocktail by using lime, lemon, and orange together. You can use wheels, wedges, or slices.
  • Give it an earthy spin by garnishing with a thyme, rosemary, or basil sprig.
  • Brighten up the color of the cocktail with a citrus peel or ribbon.

A Berry, Berry Smashingly Delicious Mixed Drink

Trample your frustrations or healthily expend your energy with a delicious berry smash cocktail as a result. Muddle or earnestly shake your way to a cocktail that will leave you convinced you can tell your friends you had a full serving of fruit.

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Berry Smash Cocktail That's Jam-Packed With Fruity Flavor