Refreshing Blackberry Mint Spritzer with Coconut Rum

So I know that alcohol isn’t necessarily the healthiest item in the kitchen…but I did have a package of blackberries that I needed to put to good use so here we go!

Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh mint

1/2 cup fresh blackberries

Coconut rum

Mineral water

Ice

 

Ingredients to make the Blackberry Syrup:

1 cup blackberries

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Juice of half a small lemon

Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat

Stir together occasionally until mixture reaches a boil

Boil for 2  minutes, stirring frequently

 

Remove from heat and let cool, stirring occasionally

Muddle several fresh blackberries with 2 sprigs of fresh mint in a glass

Add ice

Pour 1 oz of coconut rum over ice

Add 1/3 cup of mineral water

Add 3 tbsp of blackberry syrup

Stir, serve and enjoy!

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