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

Equipment

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

Ingredients

50ml gin

25ml lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

Ice cubes

Crushed ice

15ml crème de mûre (I use Chambord)

One blackberry

Chambord - Shop The Bar - Female Original

Chambord

Fruiss Creative Pure Cane Sugar Syrup - Shop The Bar - Female Original

Fruiss Sugar Syrup

Bombay Sapphire Gin - Shop The Bar - Female Original

Bombay Sapphire Gin

Method

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.

Female Original

Liked this? Then you’re going to want to try out my French 75 recipe too.

18 Comments

  1. Jaya Avendel
    July 2, 2021

    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!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 11, 2021

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

      Reply
  2. Anika
    July 2, 2021

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

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 23, 2021

      It’s a really lovely cocktail! Super easy to make as well x

      Reply
  3. 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!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 23, 2021

      Let me know what you think if you do try it out! x

      Reply
  4. mia
    July 4, 2021

    ooo this sounds delicious! I love gin so I’ll have to give this a go x

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 26, 2021

      I hope you enjoy trying it out! x

      Reply
  5. Lynn
    July 5, 2021

    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

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 23, 2021

      Aw thank you! Gin cocktails are perfect for this time of year 🙂 x

      Reply
  6. Caroline
    July 11, 2021

    This cocktail sounds delicious! I love blackberries 😍💖

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 20, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of it! I’ve really been enjoying it this Summer 🙂

      Reply
  7. Kelly Diane
    July 12, 2021

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I loved hearing the history behind it too

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 20, 2021

      Thank you! It’s so lovely to hear that you enjoyed both the drink and the history 🙂

      Reply
  8. Jenny in Neverland`
    July 22, 2021

    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!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 23, 2021

      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

      Reply
  9. Cristina Rosano
    July 23, 2021

    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

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 23, 2021

      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

      Reply

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