Blackberry Mint Julep




  1. Muddle or chop the mint leaves to release flavors.
  2. Add mint leaves, bourbon, and wine to a glass pitcher and allow the flavors to infuse for at least 1/2 hour.
  3. Pour into another glass pitcher, straining off the mint leaves.
  4. Add sparkling water, then stir to blend.
  5. Sample — add simple syrup for a sweeter drink, stirring again to blend syrup into mixture.
  6. Garnish the pitcher with blackberries and mint leaves.
  7. Serve in tall glasses over ice.