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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