Looking for the perfect drink for your next party or BBQ? Or just a sunny afternoon of front porch sittin’? Then, check this out! I call it a Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash.
And it is soooooo good! Blackberry Lime Bourbon Splash is the perfect summer sipper. A refreshing combination of Bourbon, blackberry, lime and mint with a splash of soda served over a mound of crushed ice.
This drink started out as a new twist on a Mint Julep and morphed into this little jewel. Pretty enough for your next gathering and lip smacking good!
Not a fan of Bourbon? Swap it out with some Rum and it becomes, sort of, a blackberry Mojito. Yum!
Tips for making this drink:
First thing you will need to do, is make the Blackberry Simple Syrup. I would suggest making it the day before so that it has time to get fully chilled.
I used frozen blackberries to make the syrup because the fresh ones are still a bit pricey. and the frozen ones look pretty as a garnish.
Use fresh squeezed lime juice. It has so much more flavor than bottled.
I used Blackberry Bourbon (Bird Dog Brand) which has a little sweetness to it. If you can’t find it, you can use regular Bourbon but may need to add a bit more blackberry syrup. But remember, a little goes a long way. You don’t want it too sweet.
Use crushed ice if possible or really small ice cubes.
For a complete Southern Experience serve alongside Derby Day: Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage
And Moms Cornbread.
A refreshing blend of Bourbon, blackberry, lime and mint with a splash of soda
- 1 ounce blackberry bourbon
- 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon blackberry simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, minced
- 1/2 cup club soda
- crushed ice
- mint sprig, for garnish
- frozen blackberry, for garnish
Fill a rocks glass (10 oz.) with crushed ice
In another glass add bourbon, lime juice, blackberry simple syrup mint and club soda. Stir well to combine
Pour into glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with mint sprig and a frozen blackberry.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups frozen blackberries
In a sauce pan add all ingredients.
Bring to a bowl, stirring occasionally
Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally
Strain into a glass bowl through a fine sieve. Smashing it with a spoon it get all of the juices. Leaving seeds and pith behind.
Cool completely. Store in glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator for about a week.