Bramble Cocktail

The Bramble cocktail was created by UK bartender Dick Bradsell in the 1980s, it’s one of the most popular cocktails of all time in the UK. It's essentially a gin sour with blackberry liqueur. In the real world, a bramble is the bush that blackberries grow on.
How to Make the Best Bramble Cocktail - Crafty Bartending


Serve in a Old-Fashioned glass

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simply syrup
  • 1/2 oz crème de mure (blackberry liqueur)

Garnish: 1 lemon wheel

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to your shaker
  2. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds
  3. Strain into an Old-Fashioned Glass filled with crushed ice
  4. Dribble the crème de mure on top
  5. Add the garnish


Invented by the infamous Dick Bradsell (who is also the inventor of the Espresso Martini) in the 1980s at Fred’s Club in the Soho neighborhood of London, the Bramble is a cocktail that every bartender should know how to make. Essentially it is a gin sour with the addition of a blackberry liqueur known as crème de mure.

The Bramble is an amazingly tasty cocktail as is, but the play on flavors also invites bartenders to toy with the ingredients, adding other fruits besides blackberries for example. 

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