Happy is as happy does
- 1/2 cup Blue Chair Bay® Coconut Rum
- 6 oz. blackberries, plus 4 additional blackberries for decorating
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- mint leaves, to taste
- 1/2 cup strawberries, mashed, plus 2 additional strawberries for decorating
- club soda, to taste
- 1 lime
Place 6 ounces blackberries, sugar and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar melts while also mashing the blackberries against the side of the pan. Set aside to cool completely.
Place mint leaves into the palm of one hand and use your other hand to smack the leaves. This releases the aroma without breaking the mint into tiny pieces. Place the mint at the bottom of two glasses.
Strain the blackberries from the simple syrup. Divide the mashed blackberries and strawberries between the glasses.
Add ¼ cup Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum to each glass followed by 1 tablespoon of the blackberry simple syrup. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more blackberry simple syrup. If you prefer a tarter drink, useless.
Add ice to the glass. Top off with club soda.
Cut the lime in half. Set aside two thick slices and squeeze the remaining lime juice into the glasses.
To decorate each drink, place a lime slice and strawberry, a sprig of mint coming out, and place two blackberries on top.