Sunnier days are here, and with them comes a sunny-day-sipper of a drink. For this cocktail hour I’m diving into the world of modern-classic cocktails and sharing my take on the Bramble. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a gin-lover then this is going to be a must-try drink for Summer this year.
What is a Bramble?
Created in 1984 in London, by Dick Bradsell, the Bramble is a gin-based cocktail that is typically associated with Springtime. Bradsell came up with the cocktail whilst working in a bar in Soho, London and had a desire to create a drink that felt entirely British. He used only British ingredients and was inspired by his own childhood where he would go blackberry picking on the Isle of Wight. As for the drink itself, it’s made from gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and crème de mûre and has a strong flavour of blackberries with a slight bitter lemon taste as well. Given its strong blackberry flavours, the Bramble was very aptly named after the bush that blackberries grow on (yep, you guessed it) the bramble bush. Anyway, enough history. Let’s get onto the cocktail, shall we?
Cocktail Shaker | Short, whisky glass | Cocktail stick (optional)
25ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
15ml crème de mûre (I use Chambord)
Fill your cocktail shaker two thirds of the way with ice cubes.
Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into the shaker & give it a good ‘ole shake up.
Fill your glass three quarters of the way with crushed ice & pour the mixed drink into your glass.
Drizzle the chambord over the top of the drink (it will naturally sink to the bottom).
Finish by placing your blackberry onto a cocktail stick and setting it onto the rim of the glass as a garnish.
(B)ramble on, baby!
Have you tried a bramble before? What did you think of it? Will it be a Summer staple drink for you? I, for one, can say that it’ll be a go-to of mine over the next few months! What cocktail recipe would you like to see next in cocktail hour? Let me know in the comments.
Liked this? Then you’re going to want to try out my French 75 recipe too.
38 thoughts on “Bramble Cocktail Recipe: How to Make Your Own Bramble Cocktail”
I have never tried a Bramble before but it looks absolutely delectable and so easy to make! With plenty of ice and that refreshing lemon hint alongside the crème de mûre and gin, I look forward to trying this on a steamy day.
Thanks for sharing!
It’s so delicious and definitely an easy drink to make (…almost too easy haha!). I hope you enjoy trying it out 🙂 x
I haven’t tried a bramble before but it looks and sounds delicious! Definitely one for the summer drinks list.
It’s a really lovely cocktail! Super easy to make as well x
I have not had a Bramble before but it looks like it’s very refreshing and want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!
Let me know what you think if you do try it out! x
ooo this sounds delicious! I love gin so I’ll have to give this a go x
mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/
I hope you enjoy trying it out! x
I never heard of Bramble before. But I have used gin in 🍹. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Love the links to the alcoholic beverages on your blog.
It’s a great gin-based cocktail! Thank you 🙂
Oh that looks like a delicious cocktail! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
Have a great day,
Thank you so much!
Yum! This sounds super refreshing. I love a good gin cocktail. The blackberry garnish on top looks super cute. Thanks for sharing, Faye! x
Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com
Aw thank you! Gin cocktails are perfect for this time of year 🙂 x
This looks absolutely yummy! I love a good gin cocktail! I especially love the fact it’s such a simple recipe.
Thanks you for sharing!
So glad you like the sound of it! 🙂
This cocktail looks amazing, I love it! I’ve never tried a Bramble but I’m up for trying any cocktail x
If you like a gin cocktail then definitely give it a try! 🙂
This cocktail sounds delicious! I love blackberries 😍💖
Glad you like the sound of it! I’ve really been enjoying it this Summer 🙂
This sounds absolutely delicious. I loved hearing the history behind it too
Thank you! It’s so lovely to hear that you enjoyed both the drink and the history 🙂
I didn’t know about Bramble before, but it sounds perfect for summer!
It’s a great all-year-round cocktail – especially for summertime though! 🙂
I’ve never actually heard od bramble before but this looks like a super refreshing drink and I love the addition of the blackberry too!
I’ve really enjoyed making them over the last few weeks. They definitely have a refreshing quality to them which is needed in this heat! x
I have never tried Bramble, but this sounds delicious and quite easy to make, will have to give this a try! Love to also know the story behind a cocktail, I think it makes it even more special to drink x
It’s become a go-to cocktail of mine since I tried, which is definitely because 1. it’s so easy to make and 2. it’s delicious! So happy to hear that you enjoyed learning a bit about the history of the cocktail too 🙂 x
This sounds exactly like the type of cocktail I’d love. I usually go for tequila-based ones but this is perfect for summer and a nice cool evening sitting on my porch. Thanks for sharing!
Happy to hear that you like the sound of it! 🙂
I’ve never tried a Bramble cocktail before, but I definitely will be following this recipe and trying it!
J E M M A ♡ http://www.ohhjemma.com
I hope you enjoy trying it out! 🙂
I really love cocktails and really enjoy trying new ones. I try not to look at the ingredients too much and just try it. As things you may think will taste good together end up tasting really good. I am actually going for 2 4 1 cocktails next week so I am excited to try new ones! Thank you for sharing how to make this one!
Lauren – bournemouthgirl
Oooh enjoy your 2-4-1 cocktails next week! And hopefully you enjoy trying this recipe out too 🙂
Ooo I love a Bramble cocktail and don’t order them nearly enough as I should! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be giving this one a try!
I hardly ever seem to order them (I have no clue why!). I hope you enjoy trying it out 🙂
This is a cocktail I have never heard of before but it sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying this soon!
Sarah | http://www.aspoonfulofvanilla.co.uk
I hope you enjoy trying it out! 🙂