A few months back, I made and posted a refreshing cocktail using one of my favorite from Q Drinks. It caused quite a stir, or sip, or something like that and they very kindly sent me several varieties of their mixers to try, so today I’m excited to share my latest concoction…
…the fresh Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule
Or as we have fondly started calling it, the B²M². What can I say, I’m the wife of an engineer…AND the daughter of an engineer! Although this is about as advanced as my math gets these days, somehow the math gene skipped me?!
This recipe is bursting with simple, amazing flavors; with smokey bourbon, sweet fresh blackberries, fresh lime juice and bubbly Ginger Beer.
Disclosure | Q Drinks provided me with mixer samples to use in various cocktails and mocktails, however the opinions shared here are purely and completely my own.
It’s super simple and using fresh or even frozen blackberries, it’s oh so very summery!
Start by tossing in 4-5 fresh, ripe blackberries into the bottom of a (or a chilled ), pour in your bourbon or whisky and using a muddle your fruit with the bourbon. What is muddling you ask? Basically translates into, smashing the fruit gently with a muddler, releasing the flavors to help it better bind with the alcohol. Well, don’t just sit there, start your muddlin’!
Then, if desired, take a few sprigs of mint and do the same thing, don’t muddle too hard, you don’t want the bitterness of the mint to be expressed, just the sweetness.
in the juice from half a lime into the cup.
Fill the glass/cup with crushed ice; we don’t have that function on our ice maker, so I just toss some ice cubes in a freezer baggie and get out my daily frustrations on the ice with a rolling pin = therapy and crushed ice for the WIN!
Then pour Ginger Beer by Q Drinks and give it a gentle to bring up the lovely purple from the blackberries.
I love all Q Drinks Mixers, they are all-natural, crisp, light, balanced, not to sweet and enhance the flavors in your mixed drinks.
Garnish with a wedge of lime, a few fresh or frozen blackberries, and a sprig of mint, serve immediately!
Don’t forget to PIN IT NOW for later!
This post is for 21+ adults, although this recipe tastes lovely without the alcohol and can be made into a mocktail by simply omitting the bourbon. Please drink responsibly.
If you enjoyed this cocktail/mocktail, please give these others a try.
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Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule
This mule recipe is bursting with simple, yet amazing flavors; the bourbon is a bit smokey with vanilla undertones, sweet fresh blackberries, the tartness of fresh lime juice and the bubbly beauty of Ginger Beer.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: Drinks
- 4–5 fresh blackberries (if using frozen, allow to thaw for a few minutes)
- 1–2 oz bourbon whiskey (I like mine lighter, so I use 1 oz)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 2–3 mint leaves
- 1 6.7 oz bottle Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
- Crushed Ice to fill glass
- 2–3 fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 sprig of mint
- lime wedge
- In a copper mule cup (or glass) toss in 4-5 fresh (or frozen) and then pour over your bourbon.
- Gently muddle the bourbon and blackberries together, if desired add a few leaves of mint.
- Fill the cup with crushed ice, if no crushed ice, place some ice cubes in a freezer bag, smash with a rolling pin.
- Squeeze 1/2 a lime into the cup.
- Fill the cup with ginger beer, then gently give it a stir.
- Enjoy, responsibly.
© 2018 | This recipe for Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.
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