Blackberry Mint Julep | Cocktail Recipe

Last night I made these super pretty - and delicious - blackberry mint juleps! Since I didn't have any crushed ice, I decided that I needed to make my juleps pop more than the standard minty libation and add a splash of fruit. Since blackberries are tasty and such a pretty color, I decided to use them in this drink. They did not disappoint!

If you'd like to make your own blackberry mint juleps - the recipe is below!

You will need:
  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 1oz simple syrup (recipe here)
  • 1 package blackberries
  • fresh mint
  • club soda
  • ice (crushed is best)
First, in a shaker full of ice, muddle (smash) a handful of blackberries. Add some mint leaves and continue to muddle.

Add your bourbon and simple syrup. Give it a good shake.

Fill a glass with ice and toss in a few blackberries. Pour in the contents of your mixer.

Add a splash of club soda (I recommend going light on this as it can easily overpower the subtle flavors of the drink) and garnish with fresh mint.

Admire and enjoy!

I'd love to know what you think of this drink. Be sure to send me photos on twitter and instagram if you choose to make it! I'm @jssbckly on both!

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  1. that looks beautiful and delicious!

  2. This sounds perfect for a summer cocktail!

  3. Yum! Adding this to our summer cocktail list :)

  4. This looks AMAZING!!!

  5. Okay, I'm going to have to try this. I honestly love a good, refreshing cocktail. Yum!

  6. I think I am getting more into smoothies and cocktails lately so I will definitely give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

  7. This looks seriously yum! Love the colour!

  8. This looks so good! Definitely going to be pinning this one :-)

  9. This looks delicious! I love any cocktail with mint (Hello Mojitos!) so this is something I want to try too :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. I am always looking for new ideas of how to use up my bumper crop of mint each year. These look great!

  11. looks so colorful and refreshing!


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