How to Make a Scotch Cocktail With Mint, Lemon, and Blackberries

Sir William Smash scotch cocktail
Sir William Smash scotch cocktailCourtesy of Old Pulteney

Sir William Smash is a riff on the classic whisky smash. The tart blackberries help highlight the bold notes of the Old Pulteney 12-Year-Old scotch, says mixologist Jonathan Pogash.



The mint sprig is worth the extra step; it helps enhance the herbal qualities of the whiskey, he says.

Try making this refreshing cocktail at home.

Recipe and image courtesy of Jonathan Pogash


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Prep time

5 min.

  • 2oz Old Pulteney 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .75oz fresh lemon juice
  • .75oz simple syrup
  • 4 blackberries
  • Mint sprig
Muddle the blackberries in the lemon juice and simple syrup.
Add whisky and ice to the mixture. Shake well.
Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.