The Bramble never fails. It's one of those drinks that can be enjoyed all year round, but at it's best when blackberries are ripe in the summer months. A perfectly balanced concoction crafted by one of the modern generations foremost cocktail bartenders - Dick Bradsell. In his words, an adaptation of a classic Singapore Sling that he used to make at Fred's Club in Soho, London throughout the mid-'80s, just a shorter version sans soda, served over crushed ice, letting the Crème de Mure be the star of the drink. In Dick's words, it's a celebration of the blackberries he used to enjoy foraging and snacking on as a child growing up on the Isle of Wight.
A good Bramble is a symphony of Gin, Lemon, Sugar and Crème de Mure. A drink that lets good gin do the talking, but with a fruity friend in Créme de Mure - and if you're in need make sure you get some Marionette Mure. Australian and the best of the best, made from Tasmanian blackberries, picked at the prime time of their season. Once you've got that, you'll be making brambles all year round. If you can, garnish with some fresh blackberries!
45ml Australian Gin
20ml Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
15ml Marionette Mure
Shake Gin, Lemon and Sugar in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Pour into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Pour over Mure and garnish with lemon and a blackberry if available.