I had been wanting to make a Bramble Cocktail ever since I first heard of it. The Bramble was invented in the 1980's by Dick Bradsell at a London bar.
The only thing stopping me from making this cocktail was that I couldn't find Blackberry Liqueur - or Créme de Mure any where in Chattanooga. Then I made my own Homemade Blackberry Liqueur and now I can have this refreshing cocktail whenever I want it!
It was worth the wait, this cocktail was everything I hoped it would be. It's basically a gin sour with the addition of blackberry liqueur.
- Gin - we used a Plymouth Gin because we wanted the bright cucumber flavors. Don't just blindly choose any time of gin for a cocktail, read about All the Types of Gin and see which one sounds like it would be good for your cocktail.
- Blackberry Liqueur - purchase if you can find it, or make your own homemade.
- Simple Syrup - equal parts water and sugar, heated and stirred until the sugar dissolves. Will keep for about a month in the fridge. You could also try using a Thyme Simple Syrup or a Honey Simple Syrup for this recipe!
- Lemon - for fresh squeezed juice.
- Blackberries - not pictured - for garnish or extra muddling.
Measure 1 1/2 ounces of gin.
Measure 3/4 ounce of blackberry liqueur.
Measure 3/4 ounce of lemon juice. Note - we squeeze ours at the beginning of the week and use it through the week for cocktails and salad dressings!
Measure 1/2 ounce of simple syrup.
Add the gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Since my blackberry liqueur was not very purple, I added a few blackberries to the cocktail shaker to get a little more color and flavor.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice (about 3/4 full) and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to chill and properly dilute the cocktail. Strain into an ice filled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon slice and a few blackberries.
This frosty gin cocktail was so good and so refreshing! Each sip was like eating a fresh blackberry! While you've got your gin out, be sure and check out my other Gin Cocktails!
Blackberry Bramble Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce blackberry liqueur
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 6 blackberries 3 for garnish, 3 for extra muddling if you wish
- lemon slice for garnish
- Add the gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
- Optional - for a little more flavor and color you can add 3 blackberries to the shaker.
- Fill the shaker 3/4 full of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with more blackberries and a lemon slice.