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The Best Blackberry Bourbon Moscow 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! So easy to make, a refreshing and easy cocktail.

Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule

A few months back, I made and posted a refreshing cocktail using one of my favorite mixers 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.

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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.

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 (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 | www.thefreshcooky

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 www.thefreshcooky.com

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.

Making a blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule | www.thefreshcooky.com

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.

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Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule (B2M2)

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This recipe for the Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule is bursting with simple yet, amazing flavors; smokey bourbon, sweet fresh blackberries, fresh lime juice and bubbly Ginger Beer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 5-6 fresh blackberries (or frozen work fine too)
  • 1/2 lime, plus wedge for garnish
  • 4-6 oz Ginger Beer
  • 4-8 leaves fresh mint (for drink & garnish)

Instructions

  1. 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 whiskey and using a muddler; muddle your fruit with the bourbon.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Pour Ginger Beer 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!


Notes

What is Muddling?

  • 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'!


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 3gSugar: 98gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate.

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Oh my goodness - this Moscow Mule looks so refreshing. I bet it's delicious!

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SOO delicious!! Thanks Linda!

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