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Blackberry Cocktail | A Blackberry Mule

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Fresh, flavorful ripe blackberries, smokey bourbon and spicy ginger beer…you know it, I’m talking about a Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule people! An incredibly easy, refreshing and easy blackberry cocktail.

I am a sucker for a delicious cocktail or non-alcoholic drink; I do not drink often, but love something fun, fresh and unique when I do!

If you love fresh cocktails, you might enjoy this Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail, a reader favorite — Cherry Bomb, or my favorite fall drink, Maple Whiskey Sour.

Blackberry Bourbon Mule square image with close up of copper mule cup frozen blackberries and an icy cold moscow mule.

Or as we have fondly started calling it, the B²M². What can I say, I’m the wife AND the daughter of engineers! 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.

Moscow Mule copper mug filled with a blackberry mule cocktail decorated with mint and a lime and fresh blackberries.

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.

Simple Ingredients

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  • BLACKBERRIES | Well it wouldn’t be a blackberry cocktail without blackberries would it?
  • BOURBON | Bourbon is smooth, smokey and so delicious making this a wonderful fall drink or late summer cocktail.
  • GINGER BEER | Choose your favorite brand of ginger beer, some like it super spicy, others milder!

How to Make a Blackberry Cocktail

It’s super simple and using fresh or even frozen blackberries, it’s oh so very summery (or fall, winter or springy!)!

Start by tossing in 4-5 fresh, ripe blackberries into the bottom of a copper mule mug (or a chilled old fashioned, pour in your bourbon or whisky and using a muddler; muddle your fruit with the bourbon.

How Do you Muddle Something?

Basically simply 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’!

smashing blackberries with a muddler into a copper mug.

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.

Squeeze in the juice from half a lime into the glass.

Squeezing Lime into a copper mug for a blackberry cocktail.

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 some Ginger Beer by Q Drinks and give it a gentle stir to bring up the lovely purple from the blackberries.

Garnish with a wedge of lime, a few fresh or frozen blackberries, and a sprig of mint, serve immediately!

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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.

Image of blackberry mule in a copper mug garnished with lime, mint and frozen blackberries, ginger beer bottle in background.

If you enjoyed this blackberry cocktail, please give these others a try.

Blackberry Moscow Mule in copper mug with lime, blackberries and mint.

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