blackberry bourbon smash
8 limes, halved
1/3 Cup sugar
12 Ounce blackberries
2 Sprig thyme
1 Cup Your Favorite Smoked Simple Syrup
1 Quart soda water
2 Ounce bourbon
When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Dip cut side of limes in granulated sugar and place directly on the grill grate cut side down. Grill 10 minutes or until grill marks develop.
Remove from grill and let cool. When cool enough to handle, juice limes and reserve.
Combine the blackberries with 2 Tbsp sugar. Using the rim of a glass or a fork, lightly crush the blackberries to allow some of the juice to escape.
Add 2 sprigs of thyme. Allow the blackberries to sit in the sugar for 30 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs.
Combine the lime juice and Z Grill Simple Syrup. Stir in the crushed blackberries. Add 3 cups of the club soda and stir.
Taste, adding more club soda if desired. This mixture can be served as a non-alcoholic drink.
To make the Blackberry Smash, fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in 1/2 cup of the blackberry-limeade, then 2 oz of your favorite bourbon.
Stir to mix and garnish with a thyme sprig. Enjoy!