Apple Blackberry Smash – Adapted from Martinelli’s
This Apple Blackberry Smash is refreshing and perfect to sip on year-around. Originally, a whiskey drinker’s mojito, the Bourbon omitted and replaced with apple juice. This refreshing, easy-to-make homemade craft beverage is delicious and sure to impress your guest and yourself.
Garnish: Fresh Mint Sprigs, Blackberries, Lime Wedges
In a mixing glass add chopped apples, blackberries, and Martinelli’s Apple Juice. Using a muddler, or a wooden spoon or a mortar and pestle, muddle (crush-press the ingredients against the sides and bottom of the glass) until smashed and liquid has released.However, take care not to over-muddle when working with delicate herbs
Add lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Top with sparkling water or club soda for an effervescent experience .
Garnish with fresh mint, lime wedge and blackberries.
Other Fruit Options: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, or raspberries What’s A Muddler? A muddler is used to mash and pulverize fruits and fresh herbs to extract the delicate flavors of oils and juices in certain beverages and will help infuse the beverage with all the good stuff. Muddlers are inexpensive and a useful addition to any home and kitchen tools list. What If I Don’t Have A Muddler? there are plenty of common household tools you can use — a meat mallet, a wooden spoon, or mortar and pestle.
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