Ingredients

  • 5 – 6 fresh Certified SC blackberries
  • 4 fresh Certified SC mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup or blackberry syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup club soda, chilled
  • 1 to 1 1/2 ounces white rum 
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Garnish with Certified SC sprigs of mint and fresh Certified SC whole blackberries

Directions

  1. Place blackberries, mint leaves, simple or blackberry syrup and lime juice into a small bowl.
  2. Gently mash the mixture with a muddler. Do not shred the mint leaves, rather simply bruise them to release the essential oils.
  3. Stir in club soda and rum.
  4. Strain to remove the blackberry seeds and remnants of the mint leaves.
  5. Pour into chilled glass.
  6. Add ice and garnish with fresh sprigs of mint and several fresh whole blackberries.
  7. Serve.