Blackberry Mint Julep

Our mint is ready to be picked and we're putting it to good use!

A mint julep with blackberries is a lovely, refreshing summer cocktail. Here's how you can make your own using fresh mint and blackberries from your garden:

•    Small ice cubes
•    1/4 cup blackberries, plus 1 blackberry for garnish
•    2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
•    1 tablespoon sugar
•    1 1/2 ounces bourbon

Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. In a shaker, combine the 1/4 cup of blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, bourbon and 1/3 cup of ice cubes and shake well. Strain the drink into the glass through a coarse sieve, pressing on the solids. Garnish with the blackberry and mint sprig.

Come down to the Glasshouse Bistro to try one today!