Ohhhhh. We made Blackberry Mint Juleps on the 4th of July. This is such a refreshing drink on a hot summer day, and a great way to use some of that mint growing weed-like in your flower bed.
The recipe came with the local Texas blackberries in our Greenling Box.
- 1 pint fresh local blackberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup rough chopped mint
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 4 cups ice cubes
- Puree blackberries, sugar and bourbon in blender.
- Add mint and puree.
- Add ice. Blend until smooth.
- Garnish with mint leaf.
Be careful and don’t splatter on your clothes. Blackberries = stains. (Although you can smear a bit on your lips for a natural lipstick while you work the blender.)
This delicious recipe makes four so you’ll have plenty to share with your happy, happy neighbors. Be forewarned, the bourbon will sneak up on you. If you prefer, omit the bourbon and enjoy a blackberry mint slush.
Pour into shot glasses to serve a group.
We’ll be making these soon at the lake!
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