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There is no better way to say goodbye to summer than to enjoy some smooth and easy-to-sip Basil Hayden’s during your Labor Day weekend. Whether you prefer to drink bourbon neat, with ice or mixed in a cocktail, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is the perfect sipping companion! So, before you put away your flip flops and swimming suits, let’s all enjoy the last days of summer and the warm weather with a tasty summery drink…your hoodies, scarves and boots can wait!


Basil Hayden’s® Market Street Smash

By Benjamin Schiller, Chicago


  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
  • ¾ part simple syrup
  • ½ part fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 6-7 fresh blackberries (2-3 for garnish)
  • Sprig of mint (for garnish)


1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and muddle the blackberries.

2. Add ice, shake and strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass.

3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and 2-3 blackberries.