Blackberry Bourbon Smash

This crisp, refreshing, and satisfying drink is the perfect compliment to any season. And it's visually beautiful every day of the year.

Blackberry Bourbon Smash
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6 to 7 mint leaves
½ ounce lime juice or 2 lime wedges 
2 to 3 blackberries
2 ounces bourbon
¾ ounce simple syrup
Cup of Ice
1 ounce club soda
In a shaker, combine mint leaves, lime juice and blackberries. Muddle until pulverized. Add bourbon, ice and simple syrup and shake for 10 seconds. Pour contents into a rocks glass (no straining) and top with 1 ounce of club soda. Stir and garnish with additional mint leaves and blackberries.