5 Fresh Blackberries
4 Fresh Mint Leaves
22ml Fresh Lime juice
44ml Simple Syrup or Blackberry Syrup
1/4 Cup Club Soda
1 Cup Ice Cubes
30ml white Rum
Garnish with fresh sprigs of mint and fresh whole blackberries
Place blackberries, mint leaves, simple or blackberry syrup and lime juice into a small bowl.
Gently mash the mixture with a muddler.
Do not shred the mint leaves, rather simply bruise them to release the essential oils.
Stir in club soda and rum.
Strain to remove the blackberry seeds and remnants of the mint leaves.
Pour into chilled stemware.
Add ice and garnish with fresh sprigs of mint and several fresh whole blackberries.