Blackberry-Mint Julep

Blackberry-Mint Julep - Drinkware

Get ready to saddle up and sip on the ultimate Kentucky Derby classic with a twist – introducing the Blackberry Mint Julep! As the horses thunder down the tracks at Churchill Downs, why not raise your glass with this refreshing and fruity take on the iconic cocktail? Bursting with the bold flavors of fresh blackberries and crisp mint, this delightful libation is sure to add a touch of Southern charm to your Derby Day celebrations. So, grab your fancy hat and your Drinkware cocktail tumbler, because it's time to toast to the most exciting two minutes in sports with a taste of Kentucky in every sip.


  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 tspgranulated sugar
  • 6 fresh blackberries, divided
  • Ice

  • 2 oz. bourbon


  • Step 1- In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, muddle mint, sugar, 5 blackberries, and 1 ounce water until blackberries have lost their shape and a thick puree forms.
  • Step 2 - Strain into a (preferably frosty) ice-filled coupe glass. Add bourbon and stir until well chilled.
  • Step 3 - Garnish with remaining 1 blackberry and more mint leaves.

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