from the ladies at The Chic Site


Blackberry Mint Julep
Prep Time:10 min Cook Time:5 min Total Time:15 min
Serves 4


Simple Syrup
½ cup fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
½ cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed, plus more for garnish
4 ounces Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey
lots of ice


Start by adding the blackberries and mint to the bottom of the shaker. Muddle the ingredients together to develop their natural flavor. You may need to do this in batches.

Add the bourbon, 1 oz simple syrup (as much or as little as you’d like depending on how sweet you’d like the drink), and shake vigorously. Strain the drink into cups that have been packed with shaved ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a fresh blackberry.