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Blackberry Mule Cocktails

Blackberry Basil Mule

Yield - 1 cocktail

Ice
3-4 Blackberries
3-4 Basil Leaves
.5 oz Lime Juice
1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Ginger Syrup *see link below*
Sparkling Water
 
  • Muddle Blackberries and Basil Leaves in a Collins glass
  • Add Lime Juice, Vodka, and Ginger Syrup
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Top with sparkling water
  • Stir and enjoy!
This is and excellent drink for spring and is an even better drink for variations! Being a 'mule', generally you use vodka but feel free to use gin or even tequila. It's even delicious as a mocktail! Also, mules are usually made with ginger beer, but instead of that, we use homemade ginger syrup and sparkling water. And speaking of variations, if you don't have basil, fresh mint is an excellent substitute. *David Lebovitz's Ginger Syrup Recipe*