Enjoy the taste of summer year-round with this lively drink! The Blackberry Mint Bourbon cocktail is self-explanatory with its name—so non-bourbon lovers may want to try another recipe! It’s a simple cocktail that takes a mere 5 minutes from prep-to-first sip. It’s super refreshing and packs a big punch of flavor with its tangy blackberries, invigorating mint leaves, and stiff bourbon taste.
If you’re not a fan of mint, you can also swap out the mint leaves for basil to give it a similar consistency and vibe. The basil contributes a more herbaceous flavor to the drink. And if you like your cocktails on the stiffer side, leave out the simple syrup.
Pour this cocktail for your next happy hour for an instant crowd-pleaser for bourbon fans!
- 1.5 oz of bourbon of choice
- 1 pint of fresh blackberries
- 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
- Simple syrup
Muddle blackberries and a few mint leaves to get a jam-like consistency. Then fill each glass with a good amount of muddled blackberry mixture. Add ice to the top of the glass. Pour 2 ounces of bourbon. Add simple syrup for taste if desired and stir. Garnish with mint leaves and extra blackberries on top.