The Bramble is a drink so simple and obvious, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a classic recipe like a Smash or a Daisy. But it’s actually from the 1980s, created by London legend Dick Bradsell.
Bradsell’s Bramble recipe calls for blackberry liqueur, but it’s actually a fantastic template for any berry liqueur – raspberry, cassis, or even a local specialty like huckleberry or lingonberry liqueur.
Since the Bramble is a riff on the classic Cobbler template, it should be served the same way: festooned with fresh berries, a slice of lemon, and perhaps even a dusting of powdered sugar or edible pearl powder.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ½ part Simple syrup
- ¾ part Blackberry liqueur or Raspberry liqueur or Crème de cassis
Shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice. Strain into an ice-filled short glass and top with the berry liqueur. Garnish with fresh berries and a slice of lemon.
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- Bramble Recipe from Serious Eats