Ingredients1 shot of Mama Juana
1/3 cup blackberries (fresh, plus more for garnish)
5 to 8 fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
1 tbs sugar
Add sugar and blackberries into the bottom of a highball glass and muddle together. Add mint leaves (do not muddle). Add Mama Juana and Stir lightly to combine the ingredients. Add crushed ice until the glass is about halfway full. Using a bar spoon, pull some of the blackberries and mint up from the bottom of the glass while swizzling the liquid and ice. Be careful not to bruise or tear the mint; likewise, don’t agitate the mix too vigorously. Top off the highball glass with plenty of crushed ice, and insert a straw.
Make a mint bouquet: Collect the stems and mint tops from step one and place them tightly in your palm. Lightly brush them with your opposite hand until they are upright and uniform. For extra aromatic effect, slap the mint bouquet against the back end of your opposite hand. Insert the bouquet in the ice next to the straw and add blackberry.