A blackberry treat

Gin

Sweet berries are balanced out in this refreshing gin and citrus based concoction

How To Make It

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Bramble

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 12.5ml crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur)
  • 10ml sugar syrup / gomme
  • cubed ice (for shaking)
  • crushed ice (for serving)
  • 1 blackberry
  • 1 slice of lemon

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • hawthorne strainer
  • rocks glass

Method

  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into one half of your cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Cover and shake well until thoroughly chilled.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Top with more crushed ice.
  6. Slowly drizzle the crème de mûre on the top, allowing it to ‘bleed’ down through the drink.
  7. Garnish with a lemon slice and blackberry.

Did you know?

The Bramble is one of the better drinks to come out of the 1980s and was invented by Dick Bradsell (of Espresso Martini fame) whilst working in the now-closed Fred’s members bar in Soho, London. While crème de mûre is a blackberry liqueur, the cocktail is traditionally garnished with a raspberry, as when it was invented Bradsell didn't have any blackberries. It's easier to buy fruit in Soho now than it was in the 1980s, so we've gone for a blackberry.

Make this Cocktail

Ingredients

The following are available from The Whisky Exchange:

  • Star of Bombay Gin

    70cl / 47.5%

    £35.25

  • Briottet Creme de Mure (Blackberry) Liqueur

    70cl / 18%

    £19.75

  • Monin Gomme Syrup

    70cl

    £4.75

£59.75

Ingredients & Equipment

All of the ingredients, plus this equipment:

  • Standard 2 Piece Cocktail Shaker / 28.25oz (80cl)

    £21.75

  • Rose Gold Hawthorne Strainer

    £17.99

  • Carre Tumbler Old Fashioned / 28cl (9.75oz)

    £6.75

£106.24

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Drinks

  • Star of Bombay Gin

    70cl / 47.5%

    Star of Bombay is a higher-strength, super-premium variant of Bombay Sapphire. The classic notes of juniper, angelica and coriander have been intensified, with the addition of bergamot and ambrette seeds offering extra exoticness. A rich and intense gin.

    £35.25

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  • Briottet Creme de Mure (Blackberry) Liqueur

    70cl / 18%

    High-quality blackberry liqueur from French artisan producer. All the Briottet range have proper 'real' fruit flavour integrity - they taste like the fruit itself, not some confected approximation. Highly recommended.

    £19.75

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  • Monin Gomme Syrup

    70cl

    The industry standard cocktail sweetener across the UK bar trade, Monin's gum arabic syrup is lightened by a trace of orange blossom. Essential for all manner of sours, daiquiris and just about any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.

    £4.75

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Equipment

  • Standard 2 Piece Cocktail Shaker / 28.25oz (80cl)

    A 2 piece cocktail shaker - perfect for making cocktails at home.

    £21.75

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  • Rose Gold Hawthorne Strainer

    A hawthorn strainer in rose gold, for use with the boston shaker when making cocktails.

    £17.99

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Glasses

  • Carre Tumbler Old Fashioned / 28cl (9.75oz)

    A sleek Carre tumbler that would be perfect to hold an Old Fashioned.

    £6.75

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