This mint julep variation swaps absinthe for bourbon and adds blackberry liqueur for a little extra sweetness.
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2 mint sprigs
1 sugar cube
1 ounce absinthe verte, such as Lucid
1 teaspoon crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur)
1 ounce cold water
How to Make It
In a chilled julep cup, muddle 1 of the mint sprigs, then discard. Muddle the sugar cube with the absinthe, crème de mûre and water in the cup and fill with crushed ice. Spin a swizzle stick or bar spoon between your hands to mix the drink. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.
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