Like the original, our julep features bourbon infused with mint. But this easy drink's signature sweetness is tempered by the tartness of blackberries, which also tint it a gorgeous shade of purple. Another twist: Our cocktail is blended with—rather than served over—ice, creating a slushy texture.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Roughly chop mint leaves.

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  • Puree the mint, blackberries, and sugar in a blender. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard seeds.

  • Rinse blender, then return puree to blender, and add bourbon and small ice cubes; blend until smooth. Divide mixture among 4 glasses. Garnish each with a mint sprig.

Reviews (2)

71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
08/24/2010
I would love to have this drink, but as a Shirley Temple, without the bourbon, what should I substitute instead of bourbon?
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2010
This is outrageously delicious and SO gorgeous, but I had to add some soda water because it was way to thick to drink, not sure why I followed the recipe to a t.