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Two glasses of dark purple cocktail.

Blackberry Mint Julep

Turn a fun derby day cocktail into a fruity treat with blackberries!!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 178kcal


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 6 blackberries 4 to muddle, 2 to garnish
  • 6 mint leaves plus more for garnish


  • Muddle blackberries and simple syrup in a mixing glass.
  • Strain into cocktail glass. Add mint leaves and muddle the leaves with the blackberry syrup.
  • Add crushed ice. Pour in the bourbon. Stir for 30 seconds to chill.
  • Add more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.



Simple syrup - measure equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan (I usually do ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water.) Heat over medium low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Will keep bottled in the fridge for up to a month. 


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg