Bramble @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.8

Bramble @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.8

**Boozy Fridays presents the Bramble Cocktail**

The gin-based cocktail was created by Dick Bradsell. Quoting from CLASS in April 2001: “I created this drink whilst working at Fred’s Club [Soho, London, England, back in the mid-80’s or thereabouts. I wanted to invent a truly British drink for reasons that escape me now. I failed because I could not source an acceptable UK crème de mure and lemons are not exactly native to our climes”. A bramble by the way is the bush that blackberries grow on.

Dick continues: “The success of this drink in my opinion is due to its simplicity. It is basically a gin sour with blackberry stuff in. It also conforms to a very common method of blending and balancing flavours that occurs very often in the world of cocktails. Take a spirit: Gin. Sour it with lemon, sweeten it with sugar syrup, and flavour it with crème de mure. Pouring this over crushed ice is another key component because this method adds length to a cocktail that might otherwise veer towards the cloying and sticky.

Taken from: “Gin – The Bartender’s Bible” by Simon Difford (Published by Odd Firm Of Sin Limited, 2012).


The original Gin Bramble Formula:

From Ben Reed’s Bartender’s Guide, published by Ryland Peters & Small, 2006

-50 ml Gin

-25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

-10 ml sugar syrup

-15 ml crème de mure

Garnish: Blackberry &Lemon slice

Build the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup over crushed ice in a rock glass and stir. Drizzle the crème de mure over the ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and a fresh blackberry. Serve with two straws.


The Bar Institute’s variation, Choco Bramble:

-40 ml Gin

-15 ml Chocolate Spirit

-25 ml Fresh lemon juice

-15 ml crème de mure

-10ml sugar syrup


Cheers to a Summer Cocktail Weekend**

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