Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

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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 Blackberry Bramble is a modern twist on the classic Bramble cocktail, which was created in the 1980s by London bartender Dick Bradsell. The original Bramble was inspired by the fresh blackberries Bradsell found growing in the English countryside. The Blackberry Bramble adds a fruity twist to the original, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet, refreshing cocktail.

  • The original Bramble was created in the 1980s
  • Inspired by the fresh blackberries found in the English countryside
  • The Blackberry Bramble is a modern twist on the classic

How Blackberry Bramble Tastes?

The Blackberry Bramble is a sweet, fruity, and refreshing cocktail with a tangy kick from the lemon juice. It has a well-balanced flavor profile, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy both sweet and sour notes in their cocktails.

Interesting facts about Blackberry Bramble

  • The Blackberry Bramble is a variation of the classic Bramble cocktail
  • It is a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet, fruity, and refreshing drink
  • The cocktail is named after the blackberries used in the recipe


A few good options for Blackberry Bramble are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Gin is the foundation of the Blackberry Bramble, providing a herbal backdrop that complements the sweet and tart flavors of the other ingredients. If you skip it, you lose the kick and complexity that defines the cocktail's character.

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Blackberry Liqueur

This gives the Bramble its signature berry flavor and deep color. Less liqueur means less berry intensity; too much can overpower the gin. No liqueur, no Bramble!

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Lemon Juice

Fresh lemon juice is essential for balance, adding brightness and acidity, which cut through the sweetness. Without it, the cocktail would be flat and overly sweet.

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Simple Syrup

This sweetener is critical for smoothing out the tartness of lemon and blackberry. Adjust according to your sweet tooth, but omitting it can result in a sour pucker-worthy drink.

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Fresh Blackberries

Muddling fresh blackberries provides a burst of fresh flavor and enhances the drink's visual appeal. They're like the secret sauce that ties everything together.

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The lemon wheel adds an extra zest and a sophisticated look, while the blackberry on top nods to the drink's main flavor accent. They're not just pretty faces; they're flavor boosters!

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Recipe. How to make Blackberry Bramble Drink

  1. In a shaker, muddle the fresh blackberries
  2. Add the gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a blackberry

Pro Tips

  • Muddle the blackberries well to extract maximum flavor
  • Use fresh lemon juice for a tangy kick
  • Shake well to ensure all ingredients are well mixed

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platters: A selection of mild cheeses like goat cheese or brie complement the fruity notes of the Blackberry Bramble.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes such as grilled shrimp or a crisp calamari can pair nicely without overpowering the refreshing characteristics of the cocktail.


  • Lemon Tart: The citrusy flavor in both the tart and the cocktail will resonate well together.
  • Dark Chocolate: A piece of dark chocolate can balance the sweetness and the tartness of the Blackberry Bramble.

Other Drinks

  • Sparkling Water: For a non-alcoholic alternative, sparkling water with a hint of lemon can cleanse the palate between sips.

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What you could change in Blackberry Bramble

  • Gin: Can be substituted with vodka
  • Blackberry Liqueur: Can be substituted with raspberry liqueur
  • Fresh Blackberries: Can be substituted with fresh raspberries

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And of course - twists🍹

Blackberry Bramble with a Kick

*Substitute half of the gin for a chili-infused gin to add a spicy twist. The heat will juxtapose with the sweetness and acidity, creating a more complex flavor profile.

Herbal Bramble

*Infuse the gin with rosemary or basil for a day before making the cocktail. These herbs will introduce a fragrant twist to the classic Bramble.

Winter Bramble

*Replace the simple syrup with a cinnamon and clove syrup to bring a warming, festive note to the cocktail, perfect for the colder months.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blackberry Bramble

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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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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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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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 Blackberry Bramble

Is the Blackberry Bramble cocktail traditionally served in any specific type of glass?

The Blackberry Bramble, like many cocktails, is typically served in a rocks glass. However, it can be presented in other glasses as per personal preference or availability.

What other fruits can be used for garnish in this cocktail?

While this recipe uses a lemon wheel and a blackberry for garnish, you can also use fresh mint, a lime wheel, or other berries like raspberries or blueberries.

What is the ideal scenario to enjoy a Blackberry Bramble?

It's an excellent choice for warm summery afternoons, casual get-togethers, or anytime when you want a refreshing and fruity cocktail.

Can non-alcoholic Blackberry Bramble be made?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic (mocktail) version of Blackberry Bramble by simply omitting the gin and blackberry liqueur and replacing them with non-alcoholic substitutes.

How can I make the ice for this cocktail?

This cocktail uses crushed ice. If you don't have an ice crusher, you can place ice cubes in a clean cloth bag and gently hit it with a mallet or rolling pin.

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