The Bramble, a modern classic created in the 1980s by renowned British bartender Dick Bradsell had a phenomenal sense of terroir.
Bradsell aimed to craft a drink that embodied the essence of the English countryside and while the English countryside is fantastic, the Australian rainforest is much more delicious.
The Bramble draws inspiration from classic British cocktails and the blackberry bushes that dot the countryside, but this modern Australian twist brings the epic flavours of the Daintree to the fore.
To make this riff on the classic Bramble, you will need the following ingredients:
50ml of Davidson Plum gin
30ml Fresh lemon juice
15ml Simple Syrup
15ml Creme de Mure
Take a rocks glass and fill it with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to ensure all the flavours are well combined. Strain over crushed ice. Drizzle the creme de mure over the top of the crushed ice to create a ‘bleeding’ effect. Garnish with Davidson Plum powder.
While the classic Bramble cocktail is a delightful choice, there are several variations and twists you can explore to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few ideas:
- Rosella Bramble: Substitute creme de mure with Unico Rosa Vermouth for a brighter and less alcohol heavy flavour profile.
- Smoked Bramble: If you really want to dial up the culinary edge then grab some smoking chips and smoke your glass before filling it with this delicious cocktail for a wisp of delicate smoke.
- Ume Bramble: Grab some Umeshu instead of your syrupy creme de mure for a distinctly asiatic twist.