Berry Bourbon Lemonade Pitcher Cocktail

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This summer bourbon pitcher cocktail is perfect for a crowd! With blackberries, raspberries, bourbon, lemon and sparkling water, it’s a little bit of everything. Sweet, strong, tart, fizzy and seriously good. Make for your next summer bbq!



  • 1 cup agave nectar (or simple syrup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 oz blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 10 oz raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1214 large lemons) 
  • 1/2 cup Chambord or another raspberry liqueur
  • 4 cups sparkling water or club soda
  • Fresh mint and berries for garnish


  1. Add water and agave to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well. 
  2. Add berries and bring to a boil. Stir well and remove from heat. Let sit for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice. Strain the mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve, pressing berries with the back of a spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. 
  3. Add berry agave mixture, bourbon, lemon juice and Chambord to a large pitcher. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until completely chilled. 
  4. To serve, you can either add the sparkling water directly to the pitcher, or add to each individual glass. Garnish with mint and fresh berries. 


**QUANTITIES FOR SINGLE SERVING**: 2 tbsp agave, 2 tbsp water, 1.5 oz each blackberries and raspberries, 2 oz bourbon, 2 oz lemon juice, 1 tbsp Chambord, 1/4-1/2 cup sparkling water

Keywords: summer bourbon cocktail