Two glasses of Bramble with a chopping board of lemons

Bramble Cocktail Recipe

Perfect for a autumn get together. Let’s get ready to Bramble!

A berry blast from the past, invented in the 1980’s by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell (the brains behind the Espresso Martini) the bramble is a short sweet cocktail made with gin and blackberry liqueur.

Recipe

An easy cocktail recipe that you will be able to mix up in less than 10 minutes.

Ingredients

15 ml
crème de mûre
15 ml
gomme syrup
25 ml
lemon juice
50 ml
Beefeater London dry gin

Method

  1. Add some crushed ice to a rocks glass.
  2. Pour in the gin, lemon juice and gomme syrup.
  3. Stir it together.
  4. Top with more crushed ice.
  5. Pour (slowly) the crème de mûre over the back of the spoon so it floats on the surface of the cocktail.
  6. Garnish with a lemon slice or blackberry.

Cheats

How to make super-fast gomme syrup?

Add equal parts water and sugar to a plastic container with a lid. Seal it up tight. Shake hard until all the sugar has dissolved.

Alternative to a cocktail measurer (or jigger)?

Grab a bottle cap (holds around 10ml) or an egg cup (holds around 40ml).

Advanced

How to float liquor?

Make sure the liquor you’re floating is lighter than the one below it. Hold a bar spoon or teaspoon upside down over the drink. Slowly pour the liquid over the back of the spoon. voila!

Great garnish

Why not garnish with frozen blackberries and a slice of lemon to give it a real pro-edge!

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