Bramble Cocktail Recipe: How to Make Your Own Bramble Cocktail

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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?

Bramble Cocktail Recipe - Female Original


Cocktail Shaker | Short, whisky glass | Cocktail stick (optional)


50ml gin

25ml lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

Ice cubes

Crushed ice

15ml crème de mûre (I use Chambord)

One blackberry


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.

Bramble Cocktail Recipe - Female Original

(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.

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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

  1. 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!

    1. It’s so delicious and definitely an easy drink to make (…almost too easy haha!). I hope you enjoy trying it out 🙂 x

  2. I haven’t tried a bramble before but it looks and sounds delicious! Definitely one for the summer drinks list.

  3. 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!

    1. 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

  4. 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

    1. 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

  5. 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

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