Each year, the Local Palate celebrates the South’s favorite spirit at the annual Whiskey After Dark. For our 2023 event, the publication partnered with Breakthru Beverage to bring the ambassador’s of world-class whiskey brands to Charleston. In addition to sampling pours of premium whiskey, three signature cocktail were designed for the event.
Three ingredients: bourbon, a simple housemade blackberry mint syrup, and Mountain Valley Spring Water Blackberry Pomegranate make for a tart and bubbly julep you’ll keep coming back to. Tart berries, the crisp essence of mint, and fizzy, flavorful Mountain Valley Spring Water Blackberry Pomegranate are the perfect set up for this blackberry julep.
1½ ounces bourbon
½ ounce blackberry mint syrup
2 ounces Mountain Valley Spring Water Blackberry Pomegranate
Garnish: a blackberry and 1 sprig of mint
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine bourbon, blackberry mint syrup, and Mountain Valley Sparkling Water Blackberry Pomegranate, and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and garnish with blackberries and a sprig of fresh mint.