Summer cocktails, should be short and sweet. The ideal candidate being the classic Bramble. Originating from the 1980s, it’s the definition of a classic cocktail, created by Dick Bradsell.
I love the simple ingredients list of a Bramble, with a few bits of fresh fruit. I will always have gin and sugar syrup and Creme de Cassis. So this was just a case of buying some lemons! I did buy raspberries instead of blackberries for the garnish!
This is another Boston shaker drink.
- Add ice to your container
- Pour in a double shot of gin, 1 shot of sugar syrup, juice of 1 lemon
- Shake, shake, and you are half way to a bramble.
- Fill a short glass with ice
- Pour of your lemony sugary gin mixture
- Slowly pour in the creme de cassis, watching as the liquer drips to the bottom. (I could write an essay here on visquos fluids, but that is just my engineering geek coming out)
- Garnish with your chosen fruit, whether blackberries or raspberries
The start of British Summertime, has a few benefits. The return of long summer evenings and an abundance of fresh fruits. A Bramble will definitely be one of my drinks of choice to enjoy of a night. i am also excited to make use of the balcony and mix and drink al fresco.
I might just need to get some outdoor Flamingo-esque things to bring Flamingo Fie’s outdoors!