The Bramble, invented in 1984 by bartender Dick Bradsell, is one of the few drinks that fall into the category of “modern classics.” One of the founding fathers of London's cocktail scene, Bradsell created this cross between a Cobbler and a Gin Sour while working at Fred's Club in SoHo. Perfectly poised between fruity, sour, sweet, and boozy - expect an adventure in a glass. This cocktail is ideal for late summer when blackberries are in peak season, but it can be made all year round! Crushed ice makes a big difference. It dilutes the drink and allows the flavors to slowly reveal themselves; it’s what a Bramble is all about.

1.5 oz Artanical Gin
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2-3 blackberries

Method: Muddle blackberries in glass, shake drink
Glassware: Rocks
Garnish: Blackberry lime wheel

Pour all ingredients except blackberries into a shaker tin, add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with muddled blackberries and fresh ice, then add the garnish.

Simple Syrup Recipe:
20 oz sugar
20 oz water

  • Heat water to just under a boil, stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • Refrigerate.

Yield: 1L
Shelf Life: 3 weeks