Habanero Blackberry Bourbon
Kitchen Notes

Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

by Thomas Kelly on Apr 10, 2015

The coconut and berry notes of the habanero chili pepper make for a perfect summertime cocktail. If it's still spring, winter, or fall and you need to unwind, this chili pepper's bite will make you feel nice and warm. 

Substitutions for Habanero

If you don't have any habanero peppers, try opting for a pinch of Grove Blend Chili Flakes. This handy blend of spices melds together the fruity, citrusy, and herby flavors of the Piri Piri, Anaheim, and habanero pepper. 

Extra tip - Lime tastes amazing sprinkled with Grove Blend Chili Flakes. Take a shot of tequila or sip on bourbon and bite on Grove Blend lime for a unique flavor experience!

How to Make Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

Makes 1 Drink


🌶 2 fl oz bourbon
🌶 1 fl oz simple syrup
🌶 2 fl oz fresh squeezed Orange Juice
🌶 1/2 habanero chili, stemmed and seeded or pinch of Grove Blend Chili Flakes
🌶 4 Blackberries
🌶 Lime wedge (Optional: Sprinkled with Grove Blend Chili Flakes)


  1. Combine bourbon, simple syrup and orange juice in a shaker and stir with ice.
  2. In a mason jar or high ball, muddle blackberries and habanero chili.
  3. Add ice and strain in the bourbon mixture.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.