bramble photo by greg rannells

Take a classic gin sour, change the presentation, add fruit and you have a Bramble. It starts crisp and dry, and it ends fruity and floral.


1½ oz. gin (I recommend Citadelle.)
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup*
¾ oz. blackberry liqueur (I recommend Echte Kroatzbeere.)
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Blackberry, for garnish


• Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup to an Old-Fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Stir 10 to 15 seconds.

• Add more crushed ice. Drizzle the blackberry liqueur over the top. Garnish with the lemon wheel and blackberry.

* To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool before using.

Tags : Cocktails , Gin