This signature No 14 Bourbon cocktail was suggested by our friends at Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Bar. Next time your in Boston, stop by Rowes and order one.
A smash is kind of like a mojito… The basic components start with bourbon, combined with something sweet, and something acid, and finished with a mixer and garnish.
We love this cocktail because it’s not too sweet. A traditional mash will have a good bit of sweetner in it – such as simple syrup or agave syrup. We recommend trying it without any added sweetner. The blackberries are quite floral with just a touch of sweet, and you might find this enough. If you do want to add a sweetner, try just a small splash of pure Vermont maple syrup.
No 14 Blackberry Smash
(As seen at Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Pub)
2 ounces No 14 Bourbon
2 lime wedges, squeezed
4-5 blackberries, plus some for garnish
2-3 mint leaves
Combine lime, blackberries and mint leaves in a shaking glass and muddle. Add ice and No 14 Bourbon. Shake vigorously until combined and well chilled. Pour into a chilled glass, and add club soda to taste. Add an extra blackberry or mint leaf for garnish.