Apple-Ginger Bramble Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Apple-Ginger Bramble is a twist on the classic Bramble, a British cocktail invented in the 1980s by Dick Bradsell. The original Bramble was inspired by fresh blackberries Bradsell would pick in his childhood. The Apple-Ginger Bramble brings a fresh, autumnal twist to this classic with the addition of apple and ginger flavors. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour flavors with a spicy kick from the ginger.

How Apple-Ginger Bramble Tastes?

The Apple-Ginger Bramble is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour and spicy. The sweetness of the apple juice and simple syrup is balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice. The ginger adds a spicy kick that lingers on the palate.

Interesting facts about Apple-Ginger Bramble

  • The Bramble is considered a modern classic in the cocktail world.
  • The Apple-Ginger Bramble is a perfect cocktail for autumn.
  • The ginger in this cocktail not only adds flavor, but also has health benefits such as aiding digestion and reducing inflammation.


A few good options for Apple-Ginger Bramble are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Apple Juice

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but 2 oz in your cocktail ensures a delightful fruity base. Less, and you might miss the orchard freshness; more, and you'll overpower the delicate balance.

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Ginger Syrup

At 1 oz, this gives a spicy kick without burning your taste buds. No ginger? No zing. As an alternative, muddled fresh ginger could work—just be ready for a sharper, earthier bite.

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Lemon Juice

Tartness from 1 oz of lemon juice cuts through sweetness and adds zest. Skip it, and you'll lose the bright acid that plays off the spice and sweet. Lime juice could sub in for a tropical twang.

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The botanicals: 2 oz of this juniper spirit bring complexity to the shindig. Without gin, it's a mocktail. Sub vodka if you must, but you'll lose some herbal notes.

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Blackberry Liqueur

A quaint 0.5 oz gives a dark fruity finish; too little and you're just teasing, too much and it's a berry takeover. No liqueur? Try muddling fresh blackberries for a twist.

Emma Rose

Apple Slice and Blackberries

The garnish duo, it's not just eye candy—they echo the drink's main flavors. Without them, you're missing a final flourish.

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Recipe. How to make Apple-Ginger Bramble Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the apple juice, ginger syrup, lemon juice, and gin.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Drizzle the blackberry liqueur over the top.
  6. Garnish with an apple slice and blackberries.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the gin with more apple juice and the blackberry liqueur with blackberry syrup.

Perfect Pairings

Cheese Platter

  • A cheese platter, with a variety of cheeses from gooey brie to sharp aged cheddar, can be a fantastic companion to the fruity and spicy notes of the Apple-Ginger Bramble.

Grilled Pork

  • Grilled pork dishes, which often feature apple and ginger, can echo the flavors found in the cocktail, creating a harmonious dining experience.

Spicy Asian Cuisine

  • The fresh zing of the Apple-Ginger Bramble is versatile enough to balance out the heat from spicy Asian dishes, such as Thai or Szechuan cuisine.


  • Sweet and fruit-based desserts like apple pie or blackberry cobbler would complement the cocktail's fruity sweetness nicely.

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What you could change in Apple-Ginger Bramble

  • If you don't have ginger syrup, you can substitute it with simple syrup and a few slices of fresh ginger.
  • If blackberry liqueur is not available, you can use creme de mure or any other berry liqueur.

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And of course - twists🍹

Green Apple-Ginger Bramble

Swap out apple juice for green apple syrup and a splash of soda water for a fizzy and tart spin. This twist is refreshingly crisp, making it a hit at summer parties.

Spiced Apple-Ginger Bramble

Stir in a pinch of cinnamon and cloves with the gin. This autumnal twist brings a warm, cozy feeling—like wearing a sweater for your insides.

Berry Bramble

Use mixed berry juice instead of apple juice, and raspberry liqueur instead of blackberry. This cocktail becomes a berry bonanza, giving you a taste of summer's bounty no matter the season.

In case you forgot basics how to make Apple-Ginger Bramble

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Apple-Ginger Bramble

What type of gin works best for the Apple-Ginger Bramble?

A dry gin is recommended for this cocktail as it complements the sweet and zesty flavors of the other ingredients.

Can I use store-bought apple juice?

Yes, you can use store-bought apple juice. However, freshly squeezed apple juice will add a fresher and richer taste to the cocktail.

How can I make my own ginger syrup at home?

Ginger syrup can be easily made by simmering equal parts of sugar and water with fresh ginger. Once the sugar dissolves, cool the syrup and strain.

Can I prepare this cocktail in advance for a party?

Yes, you can mix all the ingredients except the garnish and ice in advance. When ready to serve, shake with ice, strain, and add the garnish.

What other cocktails can I make with blackberry liqueur?

Blackberry liqueur can be used in various cocktails like blackberry margaritas, blackberry mimosas, and blackberry mojitos.

Can I use other fruit juice instead of apple juice?

Yes, you can experiment with other fruit juices like pear or peach. However, the original flavor of the cocktail will change accordingly.

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