This modern, yet classic cocktail was created in the mid-1980s by famous London bartender Dick Bradsell.
The Bramble has at least three of the qualities that allow many great cocktails to thrive: it’s relatively easy to make, it’s well-balanced — a tight rack of sour, sweet and fruit — and it has a memorably evocative name.
The unfussy gin and lemon juice concoction is potent, but with a tart and fruity taste and the pink-purple hue comes from the addition of blackberry liqueur that is poured gently over the top of the drink to stop it mixing with the other ingredients, creating a stunning visual effect in the glass.
50ml of London dry gin
15ml of Crème de Mûre
25ml of fresh lemon juice
A dash of sugar syrup
Ice (for shaking and crushed ice to serve)
Fresh blackberries to garnish
1 Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup over ice and shake.
2 Strain the mixture over crushed ice in glass
3 Gently pour the Crème de Mûre over the top of the mixture
4 Garnish with a twist of lemon and fresh blackberries