Sweet, boozy with a citrusy twist, a refreshing classic Bramble cocktail is the best way to celebrate the warm season!
Happy weekend friends! Are you excited as I am about all these amazing sunny days? I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the beautiful season than sipping on a refreshing cocktail. So I thought it was just the right time to share with you one of my favorite spring drinks, the Bramble cocktail.
Invented in the mid-80s in London, the Bramble is a quintessential British cocktail. Created by Dick Bradsell whilst he was working at Fred’s Club in Soho, it quickly became a British favorite and for a good reason. It’s sweet, tangy and SO refreshing you’ll want to sip on this cocktail all spring and summer long.
The Bramble cocktail is quite simple to make and only requires a handful of ingredients: gin, crème de mûre ( a blackberry liqueur), sugar syrup, fresh lemon juice and fresh blackberries.I highly recommend to invest in a high-quality bottle of gin, it makes all the difference. When it comes to make a choice, Sipsmith London dry gin is hands down one of my favorite gins.
In 2009 Sipsmith became the first copper-pot based distillery to start up in London in 200 years. Hand-crafted in a small distillery in west London, the award-winning London Dry Gin is made with 10 world-selected botanicals, creating a one-of-kind smooth and pleasant gin.
Unlikely other gins, you almost don’t taste the alcohol in this London dry gin, instead it has a lovely junipery aroma and a zingy citrusy aftertaste, which makes it the perfect gin for the Bramble cocktail.Once you have all the right ingredients, the Bramble is super easy to make. All you have to do is place all ingredients into a shaker and stir them together. Pour the mix into a glass filled with ice and decorate with fresh blackberries and lemon slices.
If there is a spring-perfect boozy drink out there, then it must be the Bramble cocktail – Sweet with a lovely tangy aroma, it’s super refreshing and great to sip on sunny weekends!
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- 60ml high-quality London Dry Gin (I use Sipsmith)
- 30ml fresh lemon juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 15ml crème de Mure
- 3-4 fresh blackberries
- 2 slices of lemon to decorate
- Fill a shaker with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and crème de Mure. Gently stir all ingredients together.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes, and pour in the cocktail mix.
- Decorate with fresh blackberries and lemon slices, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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