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Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

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The blackberry bramble is an easy gin cocktail with blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin. Served in a short glass with crushed ice, then garnished with lemon and blackberry.

The weather is a bit sketchy right now, but we are getting closer to warm weather any day now.  And what does warm weather call for?  Refreshing cocktails!  Like a blackberry bramble. 🙂

What is a blackberry bramble?

A blackberry bramble is a cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and Crème de Mûre (which is a blackberry liqueur).  The bramble was created by a British bartender in London, back in the 1980s.  It has awesome floral and citrus notes from the gin, and sweet berry flavor from the blackberry liqueur.  Rounded out with more citrus from the fresh lemon juice, and more sweetness from the simple syrup, it delivers an awesome, refreshing taste.how to make a blackberry bramble

what do I need to make a blackberry bramble?

Not much!  Four ingredients are all you need:

  1. gin (London Dry or Plymouth, if you want to be picky)
  2. fresh lemon juice
  3. simple syrup (1 part sugar mixed with 1 part hot water)
  4. blackberry liqueur (this takes a few days to blend, but it’s well worth it!)

blackberry bramble recipe

what are some other refreshing drinks I can try?

I’m all about the lists.  Here’s another one for you! 🙂

a gin and blackberry liqueur recipe : the bramble

But ever since I made the blackberry liqueur to add to our bar cart, Mark and I have been making these brambles like crazy.  The fact that it’s also happy hour everyday at our house (that whole stay-at-home order) REALLY amps up the appearance of the brambles around here.  But they’re just so refreshing, they’re SO easy, and we really love them.

blackberry and gin cocktail recipe

If you make these brambles, I would love to see your photos on Instagram!  Be sure to tag #aflavorjournal so I can share them to my stories, too!  And if you ever have any questions, shoot me an email so I can help.

I think it’s time for another happy hour. 🙂  Cheers!

xx Sara

blackberry bramble recipe
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5 from 10 votes

blackberry bramble

a bright, refreshing, and slightly sweet gin and blackberry cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry bramble, blackberry cocktail, blackberry drink, blackberry liqueur, bramble, bramble recipe
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 216kcal
Author: sara a.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Put the lid on the shaker, and shake vigorously for thirty seconds.
  • Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, then strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  • Drizzle the blackberry liqueur on top of the cocktail.
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and blackberry, and serve immediately.

Notes

2 different ways to make simple syrup:
  1. Combine equal parts sugar and hot water in a jar with lid.  Seal shut, and shake until the sugar is dissolved.  Cool until ready to use.
  2. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small sauce pan over low heat.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Cool until ready to use.
You can start by making a small batch of simple syrup - 1/2 cup each of sugar and water.  But as long as you have equal parts of both, a 1:1 ratio simple syrup can be made in small or large batches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 216kcal
Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe
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  1. Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so refreshing and what we need as of the moment. We need to relax with some drinks to make us chill and calm.

    1. Reply

      I couldn’t agree more, Amy! These are so refreshing – they are perfect for springtime!

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! This looks so refreshing — and fun to make, as well!

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    I am drooling. I love the combination and the color . I want to sip it off right away. Refreshing.

    1. Reply

      I agree – totally refreshing! And the color is perfect for warm weather sipping!

    • Amanda
    • April 24, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I cannot wait to try this recipe out this Summer!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I hope you love it!

    • Paige
    • April 25, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    This looks pretty and refreshing! I’ll be making this at the next BBQ!

    1. Reply

      You have to let me know what you think, Paige!

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    Warm weather definitely calls for refreshing cocktails! This is such a fun recipe and I’ll probably be making it soon!

  5. Reply

    5 stars
    So pretty! I had no idea you could even make liqueur yourself but now we’re excited to try. This will definitely make our stay at home drink rotation!

    1. Reply

      I love to hear that, Mikayla! It’s definitely a star in our rotation right now!

  6. Reply

    Your photos look great and I am immeditaley thirsty. Im pregnant right now but Ill have to remember to come back to this one.

    • Natalie
    • April 27, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    Such a gorgeous refreshing drink. Perfect for summer. I will definitely put this on my list to try. Lovely photos too.

    • Alena
    • April 27, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    We’ve been experimenting with fun cocktails at home during these crazy quarantine times, and I’m definitely going to have to try this one. I love how refreshing and beautiful it looks!

    • Alena
    • April 27, 2020
    Reply

    We’ve been experimenting with fun cocktails at home during these crazy quarantine times, and I’m definitely going to have to try this one. I love how refreshing and beautiful it looks!

  7. Reply

    5 stars
    YAS! I need this drink right now! First, I have to get this blackberry liquor but once I do, making it and sitting out on my balcony soaking the sun! Can’t wait!

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