This mint julep variation swaps absinthe for bourbon and adds blackberry liqueur for a little extra sweetness. Slideshow: Reinvented Classic Cocktails
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.