Blackberry Mint Daiquiri

Total Time: Prep time: 30 min; Total time to make: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 6 fresh blackberries
  • 1.5 ounces of white rum
  • 12 ounces of fresh cranberries
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, plus 6 additional mint leaves for muddling

Directions:

  • Make your fresh cranberry juice. Add 12 ounces of fresh (or frozen) cranberries to a large saucepan with four cups of water. Bring it to a boil and let the cranberries cook, covered, until the berries pop. Remove from heat and strain out the solids once the mixture cools. Set aside.
  • Make the mint simple syrup. Bring the remaining cup of water, the sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and strain out the mint leaves. Set aside.
  • In a shaker, muddle three of the fresh blackberries. Add in 6 fresh mint leaves, white rum, 4 ounces of the fresh cranberry juice, and .75 ounces of the mint simple syrup. Add ice and shake. Pour the drink, with the ice, into a cup. Garnish with the three remaining blackberries on a skewer and serve.
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