Bramble cocktail

Bramble cocktail
A Bramble is a blackberry-based cocktail known for its sweet and sour tones.
The cocktail was created in 1984 by Dick Bradsell in London, the bartender named it after the bush that blackberries grow on.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Old Fashioned glass


  • 50 ml gin
  • 25 ml lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 tsp crème de mure
  • 1 lemon slice (to garnish)
  • 1 fresh blackberry (to garnish)


  • Mix the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into an Old Fashioned glass previously filled with crushed ice.
  • Slowly top the drink with the crème de mure to create the "bleeding" effect in the glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice and a fresh blackberry.


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The Bramble bush is said to have healing powers. People once believed that passing ill people through a loop formed by a bramble branch would cure them of ailments like; coughs, hernias and rheumatism.

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