How to Make a Classic Bramble Cocktail

How to Make a Classic Bramble Cocktail

Fresh, fruity and fun… What is there not to love about the Bramble?

The Brits are the pioneers of gin, so it just makes sense that they are the birthplace of some of the best classic gin cocktails. This fruity and fun drink was created in 1984 by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in London. Quite the pedigree the late Mr Bradsell displays, amongst his other famous inventions is the Espresso Martini! A short gin sour that could quite possibly be one of THE “drinks of the summer”.

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45ml Gin
20ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
15ml Sugar syrup (1 part sugar : 1 part water)
Drizzle Creme de Mure (Blackberry liqueur)

Garnish Fresh blackberry

Ice Cubes & crushed ice

Glass Old fashioned tumbler

Equipment Checklist

Hawthorne Strainer Shaker

Recommended Gins

Scapegrace Classic Dry Gin


1. Add all your ingredients to the shaker, except for Creme de Mure.

2. Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice.

3. Shake hard for 30 seconds.

4. Strain into an old fashioned glass, over ice cubes.

5. Cap with crushed ice

6. Drizzle with Creme de Mure

7. Garnish with a blackberry

Bartender’s Top Tips

If you don’t have Creme de Mure (Blackberry liqueur) on hand, there are a number of substitutes which still make a delicious Bramble. Try one of the following;

Creme de Cassis (Blackcurrant liqueur)

Sloe Gin (Hawthorn berries)

Shiraz Gin (We like Seppeltsfield Road or Four Pillars)

Chambord (Black raspberry liqueur)

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