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There isn’t much better than sipping on a drink, like this Easy Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe. It’s made with fresh fruit, simple, sweet, and easy. Serve this vodka smash to a crowd in the summer or keep the berry cocktail all to yourself. This is the best vodka based cocktail you’ll ever try, and you are sure to want it over and over again. 

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Easy Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

It’s no secret that entertaining and having a drink here and there is something I enjoy doing. I don’t typically want a boring drink; I want a sparkling cocktail with lots of flavors. This blackberry vodka smash is exactly what I need and knew that it was time to finally share it with you. Sorry, I have been sipping on this vodka cocktail summer drink for years and am just now finally getting around to sharing it.

Using fresh fruit in the vodka cocktail takes it to a new level. It’s more than just vodka, and I am confident you are going to think it’s pretty amazing. You can prepare the cocktail in under ten minutes too, so you know that it’s easy! 

Can I Swap Out Other Pop To Replace Ginger Ale 

Yes, absolutely! You can swap out the soda with any of your favorite bubbly drinks. Sprite, 7-up, or even sparkling water. Try it a variety of ways until you find the pop combination that best suits your likes and preferences. 

Can I Use Different Fruit 

Absolutely you can wap the blackberries for other fruit if you want. I can’t get enough of the flavor of fresh blackberries, so for me, it’s my favorite way to drink it. However, if you want to try out some other fruits, feel free. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • Strawberries – They are lovely and give the drink a fantastic sweetness that is irresistible. 
  • Blueberries – If you want the color to be similar, the blueberries are going to give you a purple hue. Plus, the vibrant flavor of blueberries is amazing too. 
  • Cranberries – Sometimes I get in the mood for more of a tart flavor. Cranberries will provide a terrific tart and zesty flavor that’s great for fall and winter months. 
  • Pomegranate – I could pretty much live off of pomegranates. Once in a while, I will add them to my drinks to make them taste even better. 
  • Cherries – Fresh juicy cherries are incredible in this vodka cocktail. Try it out and sweet how much you like it. 
  • Peaches – When peaches are in season, they are one of my ultimate favorite fruits. It’s easy to love them because they are so sweet and refreshing. Add some to the cocktail for a burst of flavor. 

Can I Serve This To A Crowd 

Absolutely! This vodka smash is always a hit with crowds. Each batch of this cocktail serves two. So, if you are going to be serving a large number of people, then you need to make multiple batches. They are very popular, so it’s best to make more than what you think you are going to need. Once everyone starts drinking them, they tend to disappear rather quickly. 

Storing Leftover Cocktail 

If you have leftover vodka cocktail (which isn’t going to be often because it’s irresistible), you should put it in a mason jar or other storage container. It needs to be kept cold and with a lid. It will last up to two days in the fridge. It’s better when you can drink it when it’s fresh, but if that doesn’t happen, it’s still going to be good leftover. 

Variations To Recipe 

Adding variety to the blackberry vodka smash cocktail is pretty easy. You can quickly and easily swap many of the ingredients for others that work well too. Let’s break down some of the ideas we have tried over the years. 

  • Limeade – Instead of using lemonade, go wild and try out limeade instead. It’s a zesty option that kicks up the flavors even more. We love to add a few slices of lime to the drink when we do that too. Just use half the limeade than you would lemonade because it’s a lot stronger. 
  • Fruits – Swap the blackberries for any of the fruits that you enjoy. You can customize the cocktail based on what you like, and it will be delightful. 
  • Vodka – Instead of using multiple kinds of vodka, just substitute with just one kind of vodka. It’s going to be good no matter what kind you use, so play around with that part of the cocktail. 


These cocktails are the BOMB! They only require seven simple ingredients, and they can easily be swapped and substituted for other ingredients. 

  • Vodka
  • Citron Vodka
  • Blackberry Schnapps
  • Fresh Lemonade
  • Mint
  • Fresh Blackberries, smashed
  • Mint leaves, minced
  • Blackberry Ginger Ale

How To Prepare Cocktail With Vodka

All you need is around five to ten minutes, and you will have an amazing drink. It’s great for relaxing or entertaining guests. 

Step 1. Use a small bowl then smash up the fresh blackberries. Set the mashed berries to the side. 

Step 2. Mince up the mint finely, and set aside as well. 

Step 3. In a shaker pour the lemonade, each of the vodkas, as well as the smashed berries and mint. 

Step 4. Shake the drink vigorously for around one minute. Then pour the blackberry smash over a cup of ice.  

Step 5. Pour some blackberry ginger ale or plain ginger ale on top. 

Step 6. Then garnish the cocktail with fresh berries and a mint leaf.


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Blackberry Vodka Smash

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
There isn't much better than sipping on a drink, like this Easy Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe. It's made with fresh fruit, simple, sweet, and easy. Serve this vodka smash to a crowd in the summer or keep the berry cocktail all to yourself.
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  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Citron Vodka
  • 2 oz Blackberry Schnapps
  • 6 oz fresh Lemonade
  • Mint
  • 6-7 Fresh Blackberries, smashed
  • 4-5 mint leaves, minced
  • 2 oz Blackberry Ginger Ale

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  • Grab a small bowl and smash up your fresh blackberries. Set the smashed berries to the side. 
  • Now you want to mince up your mint, and set aside as well. 
  • In a shaker add your lemonade, both vodkas and smashed berries and mint. 
  • Shake your drink vigorously for around a minute. Pour the blackberry smash over a cup of ice if you would like. 
  • Top with some blackberry ginger ale or plain ginger ale. 
  • Garnish with fresh berries and a mint leaf. 


Serves; 2 8oz Glasses
Author: Laura

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