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Blackberry mint julep in a textured glass on a wood cutting board with blackberries and mint.

Fresh Blackberry Mint Julep

  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: stirred
  • Cuisine: american


This fun and tropical spin on the classic mint julep is subtle, fruity, and totally delicious! Bourbon and passion fruit are an uncommon pairing, but the tart fruit and the sweet bourbon are a perfect match!


Units Scale
  • 5-6 ripe blackberries
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Crushed ice


  1. Muddle the blackberries, mint, and simple syrup in a glass.
  2. Add bourbon, a little crushed ice, and stir.
  3. Top with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with more blackberries and mint.