Sweet, refreshing with a citrusy twist, the classic 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.

**This post is sponsored by Sipsmith.  All opinions are my own.**

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 Ingredients

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
  • fresh blackberries

brambe cocktail in a glass topped with 2 blackberries and two lemon slices, over a wood board with crushed ice, blackberries, half lemon, cocktail shaker and gin bottle in the backgroundI highly recommend to invest in a high-quality bottle of gin, it makes all the difference.

When it comes to making a choice, Sipsmith London dry gin is hands down one of my favourite gins.

This award-winning London Dry Gin is hand-crafted in a small distillery in west London, and 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.

It has a lovely junipery aroma and a zingy citrusy aftertaste, which makes it the perfect gin for the Bramble cocktail.

Is Creme de Mure the same as Creme de Cassis?

To make the Bramble cocktail, you will need 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 black current berries.

If you can’t easily find crème de mûre, you can use creme de cassis, for making your awesome Bramble.

brambe cocktail in a glass topped with 2 blackberries and two lemon slices, over a wood board with crushed ice, blackberries, half lemon, spoon, and gin bottleHow To Make 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.

brambe cocktail in a glass topped with 2 blackberries and two lemon slices, over a wood board with crushed ice, blackberries, half lemon.

If there is a drink to sip on during the hot season, then it must be the Bramble cocktail.

Sweet with a lovely tangy aroma, it’s super refreshing and great to sip on over a sunny weekend!


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Gin Bramble Cocktail

Sweet, boozy with a citrusy twist, a refreshing classic Gin Bramble Cocktail is the best way to celebrate the warm season!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: British
Keyword: blackberries, cocktail, gin, happy hour, summer
Servings: 1
Author: The Petite Cook


  • 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.