Smashed (or muddled) fruit and herbs are key to making a Bourbon Smash. But, using pomegranate, blueberries and sprigs of thyme elevates this Pomegranate Blueberry Bourbon Smash recipe into the perfect holiday cocktail. The sweet-tart flavors of pomegranate and blueberry balance the smoky rich taste of the bourbon, thyme brings an herbal note and ginger (both fresh and ginger beer) adds spicy bite. This Pomegranate Blueberry Bourbon Smash is really delicious- and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
Place the blueberries and/or pomegranate, thyme and ginger into a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or the back end of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients (lightly crush against the bottom of the shaker to release flavor).
Add the V8, bourbon, lemon juice and 3 ice cubes to the shaker. Cover and shake until combined.
Fill 2 glasses with ice. Strain the V8 mixture into the glasses. Add the ginger beer and serve.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.