Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Bramble

Like an English summer, Dick Bradsell’s classic blackberry cocktail is over all too soon. The crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) makes the drink, though it doesn’t need a lot. I get good results by free pouring or “lacing,” as Bradsell puts it—just enough to let some of the flavor and transparency of the Plymouth through.

The Bramble
  • 2 oz gin (Plymouth)
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 barspoon rich simple syrup (2:1)
  • crème de mûre to taste (Leopold Bros.)
Combine gin, lemon and syrup and shake with ice. Strain into a 12-ounce glass of crushed ice. Lace with crème de mûre. Lemon and berry garnish.

Dick Bradsell talking about the Bramble:

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