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Blackberry Lavender Julep + Sweet’N Low giveaway

August 27, 2012

Try this fun and elegant purple-hued cocktail with blackberries bursting with sweetness, lemon, and lavender notes.

Escape the heat with breezy summer drinks. This bubbly is just right for cocktail hour. Multiply the recipe in a punch bowl to quench group-sized thirst at backyard parties, and make a happy toast to the last few days of summer. Or just relax with a glass by yourself.

This drink’s signature sweetness is tempered by the tartness of blackberries, which also tints it a gorgeous shade of purple.

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Blackberry Lavender Julep

Try this fun and elegant purple-hued cocktail with blackberries bursting with sweetness, lemon, and lavender notes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 cups 1x
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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup rum, of your choice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dried culinary lavender
  • 4 packets Sweet’N Low
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stir in the lavender and reduce the heat. Partially cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain the lavender tea and discard.
  3. Pour the liquid into a large pitcher and add in the Sweet’N Low.
  4. Mash up the blackberries and muddle with the mixture.
  5. Add lemon juice, rum, and ice. Divide mixture among glasses and garnish with whole blackberries or a fresh sprig of lavender.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 oz

Make sure you strain with a julep strainer to keep out blackberry seeds and any lingering lavender buds! You can blend the ice in this cocktail to create a slushy texture.


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Disclosure: As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker Program, I received the Sweet’N Low samples. This post and giveaway is sponsored by Sweet’N Low.  

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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