Dick Bradsell’s classic Bramble is a must-drink cocktail that calls for blackberry liqueur, and it’s one of our favorite fruity sours. But if you don’t have any, there’s no need to worry – the editors at PUNCH magazine designed a version of the recipe that calls for fresh blackberries.
Muddle the blackberries and simple syrup at the bottom of a short glass. Add the gin and lemon juice, and fill halfway with crushed ice. Using a barspoon or swizzle stick, twist the tool gently with your hands to stir the drink, taking care not to disturb the blackberry bits at the bottom of the glass. Top with more ice, and garnish with fresh blackberries and a lemon wheel.
- Bramble (Fresh) at Punch