Frozen Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep {virgin}


Frozen Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep {virgin}

With a hot summer headed our way, this mint julep mocktail mixed with cherry syrup, fresh blackberry, and mint is an excellent way to cool down. Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. 

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

 

Frozen Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep {virgin}

On a recent trip to New Orlean’s for a plantation tour, I had the most amazing Mint Julep at Oak Alley Plantation. Filled with blackberry, mint, and crushed ice, this was the perfect way to cool down in Louisiana’s muggy heat. When I came home, I knew I had to try my hand at recreating their blackberry mint julep. On their website, they have a recipe for their famous mint julep. I decided to take the mint julep recipe, and adding a few additional ingredients made my own version of Oak Alley’s Blackberry Mint Julep. I added cherry syrup, lemonade, as well as fresh blackberries, mint syrup, fresh mint, sugar and crushed ice. 

Get the recipe below!

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

Ingredients for Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 can of Lemonade concentrate
  • 1 ounce of Lavender Syrup
  • 1 ounce of Cherry Syrup
  • 1 ounce of Mint Syrup
  • 1/2 cup of fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of crushed ice
  • additional crushed ice (another 2 cups)

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

Directions:

  1. Make the mint syrup. You can save time by just buying Mint Syrup, but if you would like to make it, I have listed a recipe down below. 
  2. Place 1 cup of sugar, 3/4 can of Lemonade concentrate and 2 cups of waters into a sauce pan. Once boiling, take off the stove and set it aside to cool. {during this time you could make the Mint syrup if you’re doing this by hand}
  3. Once the lemonade mixture is cool, it’s time to put it all together. Place 1 cup of ice into your blender. Hit the crush (or pulse button) for a few seconds. 
  4. Open blender and add the lavender syrup, cherry syrup, fresh blackberries and mint syrup. Pulse for a few more seconds. 
  5. Add the lemonade mixture and pulse into the mixture is fully integrated with other ingredients and ice. Add the other cup of ice. 
  6. Set mixture aside in a separate pitcher. 
  7. In the blender, add 2 cups of ice and pulse for a few seconds. Place the crushed ice in a mason-style glass. 
  8. Pour cherry + blackberry mint julep over the crushed ice until fill. 
  9. Enjoy! 

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

This is a mocktail version. You could easily add some bourbon to this for an adult version of our mint julep recipe. 

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

Ingredients + Directions for Mint Syrup (from Oak Alley Plantation)

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 oz water (1st step)
  • 12 oz water (2nd step)
  • 8 mint sprigs for boiling
  • 5 sprigs for garnish

Directions:

  1. Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup of the water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add eight mint sprigs.
  4. Stir until the leaves are soaked and limp. Simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.
  5. Remove from heat, cool and strain.
  6. When the mixture has cooled, add the remaining water, mixing well.

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

 

Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

 

Frozen Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep {virgin}

Frozen Cherry + Blackberry Mint Julep {virgin}

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 can of Lemonade concentrate
  • 1 ounce of Lavender Syrup
  • 1 ounce of Cherry Syrup
  • 1 ounce of Mint Syrup
  • 1/2 cup of fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of crushed ice
  • additional crushed ice (another 2 cups)

Instructions

  • Directions:
  • Make the mint syrup. You can save time by just buying Mint Syrup, but if you would like to make it, I have listed a recipe down below.
  • Place 1 cup of sugar, 3/4 can of Lemonade concentrate and 2 cups of waters into a sauce pan. Once boiling, take off the stove and set it aside to cool. {during this time you could make the Mint syrup if you're doing this by hand}
  • Once the lemonade mixture is cool, it's time to put it all together. Place 1 cup of ice into your blender. Hit the crush (or pulse button) for a few seconds.
  • Open blender and add the lavender syrup, cherry syrup, fresh blackberries and mint syrup. Pulse for a few more seconds.
  • Add the lemonade mixture and pulse into the mixture is fully integrated with other ingredients and ice. Add the other cup of ice.
  • Set mixture aside in a separate pitcher.
  • In the blender, add 2 cups of ice and pulse for a few seconds. Place the crushed ice in a mason-style glass.
  • Pour cherry + blackberry mint julep over the crushed ice until fill.
  • Enjoy!
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    Our version of the frozen cherry + blackberry mint julep is a copycat to the original recipe from Oak Alley Plantation. Try this frozen mason jar drink this summer!

     

    Be sure to check out our other kid-friendly mint julep mocktail: Frozen Blue Rose Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe

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    3 Comments

    1. May 20, 2017
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      This looks and sounds really good and it has two of my favorite things in there. Cherry and blackberries. I think I might try and get the ingredients so I can make it next weekend. We might be experiencing some heat so this would be awesome!

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