Blackberry-Mint Julep

Blackberry-Mint Julep Recipe
Photo: Peden + Munk
Adding blackberries to a mint julep adds fruity flavor to the classic warm-weather cocktail.


1 drink
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


(Small) ice cubes
1/4 cup blackberries, plus 1 blackberry for garnish
2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 ounces bourbon


Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. In a shaker, combine the 1/4 cup of blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, bourbon and 1/3 cup of ice cubes and shake well. Strain the drink into the glass through a coarse sieve, pressing on the solids. Garnish with the blackberry and mint sprig.

Jeff Banker,

Food & Wine

June 2012