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Who doesn't love raising a glass during the holidays? Get into the "Spirits" of the season with this delicious Holiday Cocktail recipe! 

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

1. Add a small scoop of ice to a Red Wine Glass.

2. In a shaker, mix 1 + 1/2 oz. Bourbon, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec & 1 oz. Miss Shirley's Blackberry Cranberry Jam.

3. Pour into glass & top with Squeezed Fresh Orange Juice.

4. Garnish with Orange Wheel & Mint.

Get the recipe for our House-Made Blackberry Cranberry Jam below, to use in your Bourbon Smash, as well as with Toast & Biscuits, or in your favorite Holiday recipes!

Blackberry Cranberry Jam

Yields 1 quart



  • 16 oz frozen or fresh Cranberries
  • 24 oz frozen or fresh Blackberries
  • 2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Cranberry Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Sugar



1. In large pot, add Cranberries, Lemon Juice, and Cranberry Juice.

2. Over medium heat, cook for about 10 minutes, until Cranberries begin to soften.

3. Stir in Blackberries and Vanilla Extract.

4. Stir in Sugar and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes more, being careful not to boil and burn bottom of pot.

5. Stir occasionally until Berries are softened and mixture has thickened.

6. Remove from heat and let cool.

7. Use in your Blackberry Bourbon Smash, or store in a container and keep refrigerated for 3-4 weeks.

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