Ginger-Blackberry Cocktail in a copper mug garnished with blackberries, mint and lime.
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5 from 14 votes

Ginger-Blackberry Twisted Mule Cocktail

A ginger shrub brings the ginger forward with blackberry highlights mixed with the aroma of fresh mint garnish. A pleasingly bright, tangy finish refreshes on a hot summer afternoon.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages, Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 glasses
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Kayla Purcell


For the Drinks:

  • 12 whole blackberries plus more for garnish (about 2.5 ounces)
  • 6 ounces Ginger Honey Shrub recipe above
  • 6 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice  2 plump limes, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces club soda
  • Ice

For the Garnish:

  • Mint leaves
  • Extra blackberries
  • Lime slices

Equipment Checklist:

  • 24 ounce mason jar
  • muddler
  • pitcher for self-serve
  • long spoon
  • copper mugs or 8 ounce glasses
  • 4 (6-inch) straws or longer straws trimmed


  • Prep Garnishes: Gently twist the straw to thread through the middle of the blackberry. Use your fingers to press the pulp out of the straw, if desired. Make a small cut in the middle of a lime slice and thread it under the blackberry--this will rest on the top of the mug. Pinch a small section of mint with enough stem to poke between the blackberry and lime, as shown in the photo. Set aside.
  • Fill mugs or glasses 2/3 full with ice, crushed or cubed, it's your choice.
  • Mix: In a shaker or mason jar, muddle blackberries to release juices. Add the ginger shrub, rum, lime juice, and club soda. Stir well and pour over ice in mugs (do not strain).
  • Garnish with prepped straws and serve.


TIP: We don't strain the blackberry pulp out of it because these tidbits of fruit are a delicious reward at the bottom of the mug~a bonus.
For self-serve: Pour finished drink in to a pitcher with 1 cup of ice.
Make ahead: The blackberries, shrub, rum and lime juice can be mixed ahead and refrigerated. Add the club soda just before serving.
To make this drink non-alcoholic: Increase the shrub by 2 ounces (total of 8 ounces) and the club soda by 4 ounces (total of 12 ounces) to replace the rum.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 3mg