Sweet and refreshing this British blackberry-based gin Bramble cocktail is super simple to make and sure to become a party favourite!
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 favourite drinks, the Bramble cocktail.
Who Invented The Bramble Cocktail?
The Bramble cocktail is a quintessential British cocktail and was invented in the mid-80s in London.
Dick Bradsell created the Bramble cocktail whilst he was working at Fred’s Club in Soho, and it quickly became a British favourite, for all the good reasons.
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:
- crème de mûre ( a blackberry liqueur)
- sugar syrup
- fresh lemon juice
- fresh blackberries
I highly recommend to invest in a high-quality bottle of gin, it makes all the difference.
but when it comes to making a choice, Sipsmith London dry gin is hands down one of my favourite gins.
There are plenty of other great gin brands out there, but Sipsmith London dry gin is hands down one of my favourite gins.
It has a lovely juniper aroma and a zingy citrusy aftertaste, which makes it the perfect gin for the Bramble cocktail.
Some other favourites include Monkey 47, Hendrick's and of course, Bombay Sapphire.
Is Creme de Mure the same as Creme de Cassis?
One of the key ingredients of the bramble is the crème de mûre, which is a French blackberry liqueur.
It can easily get confused with crème de cassis, which is also a French liqueur, but made with blackcurrant berries.
If you can't easily find crème de mûre, you can use creme de cassis.
Make The Bramble
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.
Sweet with a lovely tangy aroma, it's super refreshing and great to sip on over a sunny weekend!
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- 60 ml high-quality London Dry Gin
- 30 ml fresh lemon juice
- 15 ml sugar syrup
- 15 ml 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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This post was originally published in April 2017 and updated with more info.
I was reading this recipe thinking "Everything sounds amazing except for the gin!" Whilst I do drink alcohol, I find I can't enjoy drinks if the alcohol is too strong and overpowering, but then I was happy to read that you hardly taste it. The colour is amazing, and these quintessential British flavours will definitely be making an appearance in my home this summer - can't wait!
That purple is such a beautiful color! It looks and sounds very tasty!
There is something so refreshing and rustic about this recipe ! Such a pretty color as well. Can't wait to try this
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
That sounds so refreshing! I love the idea of the citrus added in with the berries! I'll have to find the creme de mure!
I had never heard of the Bramble before. I love the color and it looks so refreshing! Perfect for summer.
Kavey at Kavey Eats says
Love bramble recipes, and love going blackberry picking when they are in season. We have two big bushes on our allotment plot now which means we always get plenty. The cocktail has such a pretty colour.