The Bramble

We have been working on something special here at the Gin Library, an Azorean infused Bramble with fruits, herbs and the liquior all sourced locally. The gin used is Rocha Negra, the liquor is blackberry from Lima & Quental.

The Bramble is a blackberry-based cocktail that’s rather simple to make and is nicely balanced in its sweet and sour tones. The cocktail is on its way to modern classic status. This is a drink best reserved for summer evenings, when the sun hangs lower in the sky and blackberries are readily available for your drink. However, with a few nifty substitutions, it can be transformed into a drink to match the Autumn season.

How we make a Bramble:
60ml Gin (We recommend Rocha Negra Gin from here in the Azores)
30ml fresh lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
15ml Blackberry liquior from Lima & Quental

Add the gin, lemon and sugar syrup to a shaker. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Trickle the Crème de Mure over the top, creating the ‘bramble’ type effect. Garnish with freshly picked blackberries, or for a fruity, summer twist add a splash of Crème de Framboise.

An abridged, inebriated history: The Bramble is the brainchild of Dick Bradsell, aka ‘The Cocktail King.’ The blackberry drink is arguably the most famous of his creations from his time at Fred’s Club Soho in the 1980’s, and is often compared to that of Jerry Thomas’ Gin Fix, swapping the latter’s raspberry syrup for blackberry liqueur.

The drink is said to take its name from the winding nature that the liqueur takes when it’s poured from the top to the bottom of the glass, as though it were dodging through brambles.

Each drink is priced at €18 per Bramble.

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