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Master of Cocktails - The Bramble

by Ben Ellefsen     21. April 2014 13:28

Master of Cocktails The Bramble

Happy Monday one and all, hope you're enjoying the long weekend! For this week's (conspicuously non-Easter-themed) #MasterofCocktails we made a Bramble.

This is essentially a gin sour with a lovely slug of Crème de Mûre (Blackberry Liqueur) in it - hence the name. The perfect drink for a pleasant spring evening, like this evening...

(I just touched wood so you can't blame me if it pisses it down yet again. Nope. My hands are clean.)

Master of Cocktails The Bramble ingredients

You’ll be needing these...

List of Ingredients

  • 50ml Bathtub Gin
  • 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Monin Sugar Syrup
  • 10ml Edmond Briottet Crème de Mûre
  • Lemon Slice (Garnish)
  • So - to start, we're going to take 50ml of Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Bathtub Gin.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble Bathtub Gin

    We add this to a stirring glass along with 25ml of freshly-squeezed lemon juice.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble fresh lemon juice

    Then add 15ml simple syrup.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble simple syrup

    Sling in a handful of ice and give it a quick stir, then check for balance.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble stirring glass

    You want this to be slightly sharper than you're comfortable with as we're adding a further sweet liqueur before serving.

    Now, strain over a tumbler full of fresh ice and drizzle over about 10ml of Briottet Crème de Mûre.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble Creme de Mure

    Finally, garnish with a slice of lemon.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble lemon slice

    Done. The Bramble. Simple, delicious, and perfect for a spring evening.

    Master of Cocktails The Bramble



    You might be wondering why we went for a long slice of lemon - that'd be as a stirrer. Not just a hat rack my friends.

    Here's what we'll be using for next week's #MasterofCocktails...

    Master of Cocktails next week's ingredients

    Next week, you'll be needing these...
    Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Sloe Gin, Reference Series II, Regan's Orange Bitters and St. George Absinthe Verte


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