Berry Smash

Muddled Berry Cocktail recipe, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries

Berry Smash

Summer is a great time for cocktail sippin’ on the porch and this drink of muddled strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries is a grown-up version of a berry sno-cone. It’s hot! It’s time to get Berry Smashed! 

“Muddle” simply means to mash, and muddled drinks like the Mojito have become very popular. There are special tools for muddling, but a wooden spoon, a pestle or even a meat mallet work well.

For this drink, you mash (or muddle) the berries of your choice; I used strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. To that I added a bit of citrus, both lemon and lime juice and simple syrup. The muddled berries are then mixed with vodka (or your choice of alcohol) and pomegranate juice, shaken then strained into a highball glass over crushed ice.

To that, I added  a garnish of fresh berries. It’s so simple, so refreshing, and if you’ll pardon the pun…smashingly good! *wink*

Do try this cocktail, but remember, when drinking beverages containing alcohol, please drink responsibly!


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Berry Smash
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A trio of muddled berries are mixed with some citrus, vodka and a splash of pomegranate juice for a Berry Smashing cocktail
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 2 large strawberries
  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup*
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  1. Place the berries into a cocktail shaker, or bowl, and mash them with a muddler or a wooden spoon.
  2. Cover the shaker and give it a few shakes to release the juices of the berries.
  3. Add the lemon and lime juices, simple syrup, vodka, pomegranate juice and some crushed ice.
  4. Shake and strain into a highball glass containing more crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with berries, if desired.
  6. Serve icy cold.
*Simple syrup is an equal measure of sugar and water, heated until the sugar melts completely then allowed to cool.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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4 Responses to Berry Smash

  1. Oh YUM!!! 🙂 I love the way this looks. Gonna try it!

  2. Debbie Kelly says:

    LOVE this recipe! I use what ever berries I have on hand and have substituted cranberry juice when I didn’t have pomegranate juice in the house. (It’s been averaging 15 degrees here lately! Not going out unless I have to!) simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Aka “the nutty northerner “ LOL

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