Created by Dick Bradsell (from Fred’s Club, Soho, London), The Bramble is one of the most popular drinks created in the 1980′s. This icon is one of the few modern creations to receive ubiquitous adoption from across the drinks industry. The Bramble has cemented its place on many bar menus across the world, and with its elegance and simplicity it is easy to see why.
The Original Bramble Recipe
1 ½ shots Plymouth Gin
¾ shot fresh lemon juice
½ shot sugar syrup
Build over crushed ice, in a whisky glass
Stir, then pour over ¾ shot of crème de mûre
Garnish with a lemon slice and two raspberries
Whilst there are many variations on this, the simple balance and depth in flavour is hard to improve on. As always the choice of gin will affect the drink – a good choice would be Hendrick’s or Aviation Gin, but experiment around to find your favourite.