Chef Fred's Blackberry Ginger Bourbon Smash
2 oz bourbon
½ oz ginger syrup
juice of ¼ lime
5 mint leaves
3 oz blackberries
lemon lime soda
1. To make ginger syrup, combine ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup water, and 4 oz peeled and chopped ginger and bring to a boil. Let steep for one hour, strain and cool.
2. Muddle berries, fresh mint leaves, syrup, and lime juice.
3. Add bourbon and ice.
4. Shake well.
5. Pour/strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.
6. Top with lemon lime soda and garnish with fresh berries and mint.