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Blackberry Mint Julep Margarita

Blackberry Mint Julep
Image: / Tim Nusog

This Mint Julep-Margarita hybrid is perfect for celebrating both of early May's favorite holidays—Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby—with just one cocktail.


  • 5 blackberries
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • 2 ounces añejo tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: 2 blackberries
  • Garnish: mint sprig


  1. Add blackberries, mint leaves and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and muddle.

  2. Add tequila, lime juice and ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a Julep cup over fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with 2 speared blackberries and a mint sprig.