Blackberry Mint Julep is a twist on a classic. Bourbon, simple syrup, mint leaves, club soda and blackberries combine to make a magical and refreshing cocktail.
What happens when your friend makes and blackberry cobbler and has some blackberries left over? Well, first you eat the amazing cobbler and then you make cocktails! One of my favorite cocktails is a Mint Julep. Blackberries are the perfect mate to fresh mint and bourbon. Well, it’s one of the perfect mates. I can think of many other fruits that would be amazing in this drink!
The blackberries were perfectly ripe so that they burst under the muddler. If the berries aren’t quite ready to be picked, your drink won’t have that deep, rich, flavor. So, be sure that you are persnickety about which berries that you use. I had apple mint on hand because Larry’s family farm was harvesting apple mint and Larry makes sure I get the pick of the mint for my cocktails.
The best part of making this cocktail was my husband’s reaction. His eyebrows lifted, and a little smile came to his lips. “THAT is really good!” He exclaimed, and I knew I’d be making this cocktail often! Which is just fine with me!
Blackberry Mint Julep
Blackberry Mint Julep is a twist on a classic. Bourbon, simple syrup, mint leaves, club soda, and blackberries. It's very important to have finely crushed ice.
- 1/4 Cup Blueberries
- 4-5 Sprigs Fresh mint
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz Club Soda
- Finely crushed ice
Put the blueberries and mint into a julep cup, double old fashioned glass or a collins glass and muddle. Pour the simple syrup and muddle a bit more. Add the bourbon, club soda and top with the finely crushed ice. Stir until the cup becomes frosty