Bramble Cocktail Recipe: Fresh Fruit and Gin Collide in This Crowd-Pleasing Cocktail
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Bramble Recipe: Fresh Fruit and Gin Collide in This Crowd-Pleasing Cocktail

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This Bramble cocktail recipe is packed with fresh berries, tart lemon juice, sweet Crème de Mûre and your favorite dry gin. While this bright, fruity drink is often considered a “spring cocktail,” that doesn’t mean you can’t make one (or a whole bunch!) for just about any occasion.

The Bramble was first invented in the 1980s in London. Inspired by childhood memories of blackberry picking in the Isle of Wight, innovative bartender Dick Bradsell created the cocktail in an effort to make a true “British drink.”

Bradsell recommended topping the cocktail with blackberries or, if your craving a little tartness, cranberries!

Bramble Cocktail Recipe

  • 1.5 oz. Dry gin of choice
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. Crème de Mûre (blackberry liqueur)
  • Handful of blackberries or fresh fruit of choice
  • (Optional) Simple syrup to taste

Grab a cocktail shaker and place your berries in it. Give the berries a quick muddle then add in ice, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Feel free to exclude the simple syrup for a less sweet cocktail as the Crème de Mûre is already sweetened.

Shake hard for about 30 seconds or until properly chilled. Add ice into a lowball glass and strain your cocktail into it. Drizzle the Crème de Mûre over the top of the cocktail and enjoy!

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Candie Getgen is the managing editor for Gin Raiders. Before immersing herself in the world of spirits journalism, Candie has been many things: a bartender, a literary journal editor, an English teacher — and even a poet. Now, Candie shares her passion for gin with the world and hopes to help others fall in love with it, too (if they haven't already!). When not writing, Candie enjoys sipping a Negroni while drawing or relaxing by the pool with a campy mystery novel.