Passion Fruit Bramble Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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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 Passion Fruit Bramble is a tropical twist on the classic Bramble cocktail, which was first created in London in the 1980s by bartender Dick Bradsell. The original Bramble is a gin-based cocktail that has a fruity and refreshing flavor, making it a popular choice for summer. The Passion Fruit Bramble takes this classic to a new level by adding the exotic flavor of passion fruit. It's a great choice for those who enjoy fruity and tropical cocktails.

How Passion Fruit Bramble Tastes?

The Passion Fruit Bramble is a delightful mix of sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. The sweetness of the passion fruit and simple syrup is balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice, while the gin adds a subtle bitterness that complements the fruitiness of the cocktail. It's a refreshing and invigorating drink that leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Interesting facts about Passion Fruit Bramble

  • The Passion Fruit Bramble is a variation of the classic Bramble, which was created in the 1980s.
  • The cocktail gets its name from the blackberry liqueur (or 'bramble') used in the original recipe.
  • Despite its tropical flavor, the Passion Fruit Bramble is actually a British invention.


A few good options for Passion Fruit Bramble are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Gin is the spirited backbone of our Passion Fruit Bramble, bringing botanical complexity to the fruity shindig. At 2 oz, it's just enough spirit to balance the sweet and tart without making you confuse your kitchen for a jungle gym. Skip it, and well, you’ve basically got a fruit salad.

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Passion Fruit Puree

Just like a good wingman, passion fruit puree at 1 oz gives the gin its exotic flair. It’s tangy, it’s sweet, it’s got personality. Remove it and the cocktail loses its passion, ending as just a Fruit Bramble.

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Lemon Juice

Bringing 0.75 oz of zesty acidity to the party, lemon juice keeps the cocktail from becoming a sugary mess. Too little and you might as well name your drink 'Sweetheart'. Too much, and it turns into a 'Sourpuss'.

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Simple Syrup

A bit of this sugary goodness (0.5 oz) makes the tart flavors more approachable, kind of like putting a tie on a wild bear. Without it, expect an ungracious pucker-up.

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Crushed Ice

This 1 cup of frosty goodness isn't just to chill; it mellows out the flavors, making them spooning level of intimate. Leave it out, and you'll have a heart-to-heart with raw alcohol.

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Blackberry Liqueur

It's the mysterious drizzle (0.5 oz) that gives depth and intrigue, like the plot twist in your favorite TV series. Skip it, and the bramble loses its brambly edge, making it as exciting as a missed episode.

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Fresh Blackberries

The garnish is the cherry on top – well, in this case, blackberries on the Bramble. They're like the jazz hands of cocktail aesthetics. Excluding them doesn't change the taste, but it's like a comedian delivering a punchline without expression.

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Recipe. How to make Passion Fruit Bramble Drink

  1. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine the gin, passion fruit puree, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  3. Strain the mixture into the glass over the ice.
  4. Drizzle the blackberry liqueur over the top.
  5. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • If you like your cocktails sweeter, you can add more simple syrup.
  • For a fun twist, try using a flavored gin.

Perfect Pairings


Grilled prawns or lobster tails would provide a sweet and succulent contrast to the tartness of the lemon juice and the sweetness of the passion fruit and blackberry liqueur.

Spicy Dishes

A spicy Thai green curry or szechuan chicken could create a delightful balance with the refreshing nature of this cocktail, which can cool down the palate.

Cheese Platters

A platter with a mix of cheeses - think goat cheese, brie, and blue cheese - would complement the botanical notes of the gin and the fruitiness of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Passion Fruit Bramble

  • If you can't find passion fruit puree, you can substitute it with another tropical fruit puree like mango or pineapple.
  • If you don't have blackberry liqueur, you can use creme de cassis or Chambord.

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And of course - twists🍹

Passion Mint Bramble

Switch the blackberry liqueur for Créme de Menthe and add a few mint leaves to the shaker. This twist feels like a tropical breeze took a detour through an herb garden. Refreshing and aromatic!

Tropical Bramble

Use rum instead of gin and a splash of coconut cream. It's like your Passion Fruit Bramble went on a Caribbean holiday and sent you a postcard in a glass. *

Berry Citrus Bramble

Replace half the passion fruit puree with raspberry puree and replace the simple syrup with agave nectar. It's a dance between tart and sweet—like a salsa dance between fruits. Your taste buds won't know what hit them—but in a good way.

In case you forgot basics how to make Passion Fruit 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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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 Passion Fruit Bramble

Can I use a different type of alcohol instead of Gin in the Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail?

While the traditional Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail uses Gin, you might also try it with Vodka or White Rum for a different twist. However, changing the type of alcohol can affect the overall flavor of the cocktail.

What is the best time to serve a Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail?

The Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail, with its refreshing and fruity flavors, is a great choice for summer afternoons. However, it can be enjoyed year-round, and is also an excellent option for cocktail parties or social gatherings.

What is the ideal glassware to use for serving the Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail?

Traditionally, the Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail is served in a rocks glass, similar to other short cocktails. However, you can also serve it in a Collins glass for a larger serving.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you can skip the Gin and Blackberry Liqueur. Replace them with non-alcoholic alternatives like tonic water or a non-alcoholic distilled spirit for the gin, and a blackberry or berry juice for the blackberry liqueur.

What food can I pair with the Passion Fruit Bramble cocktail?

The Passion Fruit Bramble, with its fruity and refreshing flavors, pairs well with light and spicy dishes. For example, seafood, grilled shrimp, or a tropical fruit salad could be great combinations.

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