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Smoked Blackberry Basil Mojito

Oh now, this one gets us excited! Bourbon Smoked Sugar and basil transform this classic minty beachside drink. Using Bourbon Smoked Sugar and blackberries are the perfect flavor combination. The Bourbon Smoked Sugar is a raw Demerara sugar that has been slow smoked with bourbon barrel wood. The ensuing flavors and aromas are incredible and add another dimension to foods both savory and sweet. Raw sugar crystals take their time dissolving in the cold drink making for bursts of sweetness with each sip. In addition to the blackberries and smoked sugar crystals, the basil and the Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Simple Syrup make for the perfect amount of minty fresh flavor to balance out this rum cocktail.

Smoked Blackberry Basil Mojito

  • 1 Tbsp Bourbon Smoked Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Woodford Reserve Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 lime (cut into quarters)
  • 3 ripe blackberries (plus more for garnish)
  • 5-6 basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • 1.7 oz white rum
  • soda water (for topping)
  • crushed Ice
  1. Add sugar, lime, and blackberries to a cocktail glass.

  2. Gently muddle 5-6 times.

  3. Add basil leaves and muddle a little bit more.

  4. Add white rum and gently stir to combine.

  5. Add crushed ice and top off with a splash of soda water.

  6. Gently stir.

  7. Garnish with more blackberries and some basil leaves.

If you love the Bourbon Smoked Sugar as much as we do, create a sugar rim around your glass!

The Woodford Reserve®Mint Julep Simple Syrup is made from raw Demerara sugar and fresh spearmint to give a rich and minty flavor that is the best bet to use in your favorite Mint Julep recipe!  The fresh, crisp taste of the Woodford Reserve®Mint Julep Simple Syrup is what really set off this Smoked Blackberry Mojito.


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