Bramble Cocktail Recipe

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About the drink

The Bramble is a cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in 1980s London, England. Best described as a spring cocktail, the Bramble brings together dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Crème de Cassis, and crushed ice. Bradsell also suggests finishing off the cocktail with some fresh red fruits (such as blackberries, cranberries) and a slice of lemon. It closely resembles the popular Gin Fix.


  • Chilled whiskey tumbler
  • 50ml gin 
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • 20ml Crème de Cassis 
  • Round lime slice and a blackberry to serve


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with a good handful of ice cubes and shake until it feels ice cold
  2. Taste with straw and adjust if needed and shake further
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice then strain into glass
  4. Drizzle the Crème de Cassis over the top so it ‘bleeds’ into the drink
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and blackberry

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