Hammerstone’s Blackberry Mint Julep
A delicious cocktail is the perfect way to stay cool and refreshed when the weather starts to warm up. This recipe for our Blackberry Mint Julep is perfect for your next cocktail party or summer soiree. But we highly suggest you whip up a couple of these unique Kentucky Derby cocktails if you’re hosting a get together to celebrate the famed horse races. Most mint julep recipes contain bourbon whiskey, mint, water, sugar and ice, but this recipe puts a new twist on the beloved beverage. The tartness of the berries is the perfect match for the drink’s signature sweetness. And, when you’re settled down the evening after the races, sip a little Kentucky Bourbon neat, with one of our handcrafted whiskey stones – they chill without diluting.
Ingredients (makes 4 drinks)
- ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 pint blackberries
- 6 tbs sugar
- ½ cup bourbon
- 4 cups small ice cubes
- 4 sprigs of mint for garnishing
Roughly chop the mint leaves. Using a blender, puree your mint, blackberries, and sugar. You will then want to press the liquid through a fine sieve and discard any seeds. A quick rinse will ensure that your blender is clean. Return the puree to the blender along with the bourbon and small ice cubes. Blend until smooth, divide the mixture among 4 glasses, and garnish each with a mint sprig. The drinks will have a gorgeous purple tint from the berries, and there’s no more regal color than purple. How fitting on the biggest day of the year for the Sport of Kings.