The Mess Mixologist: Bramble

May 07, 06:00 PM
Get ready to be BLOWN away with this weeks Mess Mixologist. (he’s probably after a sponsor for a new mic 🎤 🤪)

The Bramble is one of those cocktails that feels like a century-old classic. It looks the part, and every good barkeep knows how to make one. But the drink wasn’t created until 1984, when Dick Bradsell (whose resume also includes the Espresso Martini) mixed this modern-classic at Fred’s Club in London’s Soho neighborhood. It’s one of that decade’s best success stories, standing apart from the era’s provocatively named drinks that eschewed fresh ingredients in favor of bottled, neon-hued mixers.


The Bramble was named for the bush that blackberries grow on and was inspired by the fresh berries that Bradsell used to pick as a child on the Isle of Wight. After receiving some crème de mure (a blackberry liqueur) for the bar, he began experimenting and came on a combination of gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and crème de mure that was part Gin Sour, part Singapore Sling. He shook up the ingredients and strained them over crushed ice to tame the sweetness.

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