mini ice cubes or crushed ice
½ C blackberries
4 Tbls mint leaves, torn or roughly chopped
2 Tbls simple syrup*
3 oz bourbon
prosecco (or other sparkling wine)
* Combine equal parts water and sugar; bring to boil just long enough to melt sugar. Cool.
Fill 8 oz glasses with ice cubes/crushed ice.
Muddle blackberries, mint leaves and simple syrup in shaker (or bowl). Add 1 C ice and bourbon; shake (or mix) well. Strain and pour into glasses, filling ¾ full. Finish filling glasses with Prosecco.
Garnish, if desired, with additional mint leaves and/or blackberries. Serve with a short straw.
For a non-alcoholic version, simply skip the bourbon and use seltzer water or ginger ale instead of prosecco.