This modern classic was created by the “Cocktail King” in the mid-1980s, Dick Bradsell, at Fred’s Club, in London, England. The Bramble is described as a cross between a Cobbler and Gin Sour. This mixed drink’s unique ingredient is créme de mûre, a liqueur made with blackberries, that has a sweet-tart, jammy flavor.
It gets its name from the fact that blackberry bushes are called brambles. If this liqueur is unavailable it can be substituted for either créme de cassis or a raspberry liqueur. It combines this berry forward flavor with gin and lemon juice, creating a refreshingly citrus-sweet and slightly herbaceous cocktail.
Bradsell’s most notable cocktail creation is the ubiquitous Espresso Martini. He is widely widely recognized as the father of modern bartending for being the first contemporary bartender to gain international notoriety for two modern classics.
CRÉME DE MÛRE, Or substitute with creme de cassis
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