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"This cocktail pairs the classic British flavours of gin, lemon and blackberry in a refreshing crushed ice cocktail, that’s perfect for a sunny spring or summer evening.."

How to make ...

Bramble

The Bramble is a floral, fruity, dry style of cocktail that takes inspiration from British ingredients. This simple mixture of gin, lemon and blackberry liqueur is a delicious modern classic.

Method

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the gin and sugar syrup to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal with your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Use your Hawthorne strainer to strain your cocktail into your waiting rocks glass.

Fill your glass with crushed ice and pile on top, using your hand to form it into a dome.

Drizzle the creme de mure through the crushed ice into your cocktail, and garnish with a blackberry and a mint sprig.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This cocktail was created in 1984, by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho for a quintessential British palate. Dick Bradsell, who is sometimes called “the King of Cocktails” shook up the London bar scene in the 80’s and brought the city to the forefront of the bar scene. His signature cocktail: the Bramble is a mixture of Gin, Crème de Mure, lemon juice, sugar and fresh blackberries.

Dick Bradesell was a legendary bartender still regarded today as innovating London bar culture and pulling it out of the world of fluorescent drinks made with pre mixed ingredients. He made bartenders use fresh juices and fruits and served classic cocktails.

Before Dick there weren’t the array of liqueurs and sugar syrups for sale there are today. He has invented more cocktails now considered to be modern classics than any other bartender working today. Bartenders all over the world, whether they know it or not have Dick to thank. All over the world, people drink Espresso Martinis with utter abandon, this has to be one of his most popular cocktails. He was an advocate of double straining drinks, something not widely done at the time. Bradsell influenced a generation of bartenders and continues to do so, training some of the biggest names in the bar world today.

This cocktail was created in 1984, by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho for a quintessential British palate. Dick Bradsell, who is sometimes called “the King of Cocktails” shook up the London bar scene in the 80’s and brought the city to the forefront of the world in terms of mixology. His signature cocktail; the Bramble, is a mixture of gin, crème de mure, lemon juice, sugar and fresh blackberries.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

40ml Gin

15ml Creme De Mure

12.5ml Sugar Syrup

25ml Lemon Juice

Blackberry and Mint Sprig to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

181 Calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the gin and sugar syrup to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal with your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Use your Hawthorne strainer to strain your cocktail into your waiting rocks glass.

Fill your glass with crushed ice and pile on top, using your hand to form it into a dome.

Drizzle the creme de mure through the crushed ice into your cocktail, and garnish with a blackberry and a mint sprig.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This cocktail was created in 1984, by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho for a quintessential British palate. Dick Bradsell, who is sometimes called “the King of Cocktails” shook up the London bar scene in the 80’s and brought the city to the forefront of the bar scene. His signature cocktail: the Bramble is a mixture of Gin, Crème de Mure, lemon juice, sugar and fresh blackberries.

Dick Bradesell was a legendary bartender still regarded today as innovating London bar culture and pulling it out of the world of fluorescent drinks made with pre mixed ingredients. He made bartenders use fresh juices and fruits and served classic cocktails.

Before Dick there weren’t the array of liqueurs and sugar syrups for sale there are today. He has invented more cocktails now considered to be modern classics than any other bartender working today. Bartenders all over the world, whether they know it or not have Dick to thank. All over the world, people drink Espresso Martinis with utter abandon, this has to be one of his most popular cocktails. He was an advocate of double straining drinks, something not widely done at the time. Bradsell influenced a generation of bartenders and continues to do so, training some of the biggest names in the bar world today.

This cocktail was created in 1984, by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho for a quintessential British palate. Dick Bradsell, who is sometimes called “the King of Cocktails” shook up the London bar scene in the 80’s and brought the city to the forefront of the world in terms of mixology. His signature cocktail; the Bramble, is a mixture of gin, crème de mure, lemon juice, sugar and fresh blackberries.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

The Bramble is a classic gin drink and a great choice for those planning a spring-inspired mobile bar hire.

This cocktail pairs the classic British flavours of gin, lemon and blackberry in a refreshing crushed ice cocktail, that’s perfect for a sunny spring or summer evening.

For gin enthusiasts and those looking to design a menu around this classic spirit, the Bramble is a great fruity option to serve alongside some of the dryer and more alcoholic cocktails that include this much-loved liquor. If you’re looking to serve a range of gin cocktails, something like a classic Martini or a South Side would be a great accompaniment to the Bramble.

The South Side is another great springtime drink, pairing gin with mint, lime and sugar to create a tangy and refreshing sour-style cocktail. Featuring mint and blackberry based cocktails on your menu is a great way to showcase some classic British flavours.

If you want to feature other fruity, berry flavoured drinks there’s a whole host of cocktails featuring seasonal soft fruits. A great choice is a Mixed Berry Margarita, this zingy twist on the classic tequila cocktail injects some fruity sweetness into the usually tart drink.

If you’re hoping to serve these cocktails out of season that’s fine too, frozen berries have almost as much flavour as fresh ones and are available all year round. Just let your event organiser know if you want to feature some berry based cocktails on your menu.

If you’re planning on including the Bramble on your cocktail menu and want to find out more about what drinks might work alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other gin-based, springtime and julep-style cocktails from our list.

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