This blackberry-based cocktail is a delectable modern classic, with deliciously balanced sweet and sour tones…

Our November cocktail of the month is the perfect Autumnal tipple; best served from the last lazy days of of summer, right through to the depths of winter. The drink is said to take its name from the winding nature that the blackberry liqueur takes as it moves from the top of the glass through the crushed ice; as though it were dodging through brambles. Unlike other cocktails with a somewhat murky origin, the creation of the Bramble is no secret.

Rewind back around 40 years to Soho, London. The capital’s bar scene was not quite bursting with the diversity, quality and talent as we see it today. Then came along mixing maestro and legendary cocktail connoisseur, Dick Bradsell. Isle of Wight born-and-bred, Bradsell was responsible for starting a modern cocktail renaissance, shaking things up and creating modern classics, sure to stand the test of time. Cocktails on the London bar scene were suddenly sophisticated, sexy and cool.

The Bramble fits the bill perfectly. It is incredibly simplistic, uses easily accessible ingredients, is expertly balanced between sweet and sour… and it has gin it, of course! This delicious drink creates a moorish, fruity and refreshing tipple, perfect for any moment in the day or night. As the crushed ice melts, it develops the drink even more… Be warned, there is no such thing as ordering just one Bramble!

 

The recipe

50ml Lakes Gin
25ml Lemon Juice
12.5ml Sugar Syrup
10ml Crème De Mure

The method

Shake first 3 ingredients and strain over crushed ice. Drizzle with Crème de Mure. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a blackberry… Voila!

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