The leaves are a-crunching, the air is a-crisp and Autumn is well and truly upon us. Is it just us or is this not the perfect time of year to get cosy, binge on Netflix and enjoy cocktails at home? Well, that is exactly what we are planning. Creating cocktails at home can be quite daunting, particularly if you aren't really sure what you're doing. We touched on this earlier in the year with our Tools of the Trade post, to give you an insight into what you need to be your very best home bartender. But now, it's all about the recipes. For the next few months, we will be sharing some of our favourite cocktail recipes, and the good news is; they are super easy. So really, there are no excuses. Let's begin with an easy bramble recipe.
The legendary Bramble cocktail was created at a bar in Soho, London in the 1980's by Dick Bradsell. He was also the mastermind behind the Espresso Martini. So basically, this is the kinda guy you wanted to be pals with in the 80's. The Bramble is traditionally made from gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice, blackberry liqueur, and crushed ice, with berries and a lemon slice to garnish.
Easy Bramble Recipe
What you need:
• 60ml of The Teasmith (well, naturally)
• 30ml of lemon juice
• 15ml of crème de mûre (or blackberry liqueur)
• 15ml of sugar syrup
• A lemon slice
• Fresh brambles (or blackberries) to garnish
We are nearing the end of bramble season in Aberdeenshire, however, some places are still fruitful with the sweet berry. If you can pick these up locally, do so, as you can also use them for a lovely apple and blackberry crumble. Crumble, with a bramble? Perfect life.
How to make an easy bramble cocktail:
- Pour in the gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a shaker *drools* muddle well
- Fill the shaker with ice
- Shake well
- Strain mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice
- Drizzle over the blackberry liqueur
- Pop in a lemon slice and some brambles to garnish
If life gives you lemons, make brambles