Refreshing blackberry smash cocktails made with ripe summer blackberries, fresh squeezed lime juice and mint leaves.
In a large shaker, mash blackberries and add sugar. Add more sugar for tart berries, and less for sweet ones. Set aside 15 minutes while you juice the limes.
Next, add ice to a shaker, along with lime juice and vodka, and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
Fill 2 highballs with ice; strain in blackberry-lime mixture, filling to the top. Finish with a squeeze of lime and garnish with a lime wedge, whole blackberries, and a sprig of mint.