Blackberry Summer Smash

 
 KATE MATHIS

KATE MATHIS

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 fresh basil leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

  • 11 blackberries, divided

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Ice cubes

  • 1/4 cup ginger beer, chilled

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

PREPARATION

In a rocks glass, muddle basil (see note at top right) and 8 blackberries with lemon juice. Fill glass with large, square ice cubes and top with ginger beer and bourbon, if desired. Garnish with basil sprig and remaining 3 blackberries. Serve immediately.

 
 
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