Roasted Blackberry Mint Julep

April 27, 2017
Photo by Paige
Author Notes

It’s time for the Run for the Roses! Serve this Roasted Blackberry Mint Julep at your Derby party and it’ll be a hit for sure. —Paige

  • Serves 1
  • nugget ice or crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup blackberries, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 400º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse blackberries and roast for 10-15 minutes until they start to break down and lose some of their juices. Remove and set aside.
  2. Fill a rocks glass halfway with Thorntons nugget ice or crushed ice. In a shaker, combine the roasted blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, bourbon and ⅓ cup of ice cubes and shake well. Strain the drink into the glass through a coarse sieve, pressing on the solids.
  3. Garnish with the blackberry and mint sprig.

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