T&C’s Top Summer Cocktails



Our favorite summer cocktail recipes.

Blackberry Mint Julep

Juleps may be most closely associated with the Kentucky Derby and as much as we love the traditional mint version (check out our guide to the Ultimate Mint Julep here), in the summer it’s fun to try it with fruit added to the mix.


Bay Kitchen Bar, in East Hampton, NY, serves a blackberry mint julep that sounds delicious. “We make it with fresh, local blackberries and mint that showcases the flavors of Long Island while perfectly complimenting our menu,” says Adam Miller, managing partner and beverage program director.


2 oz Bulleit Bourbon

1/2 oz Chambord

3/4 oz Fresh lime juice

1/2 oz Demerara syrup

5 muddled blackberries

6 mint leaves


Mix all ingredients in a shaker and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a blackberry.

Photograph by Stephen A. Spilka