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How To Make A Bramble Cocktail

How To Make A Bramble Cocktail

Bramble Cocktail. Diego Garcia, Head Bartender at the Oxo Tower Bar and Brasserie shows us how to make a Bramble- a short gin-based cocktail. Savour our Bramble Cocktail.

Step 1: You will need

  • 1 cocktail shaker
  • 1 short glass
  • 1 25ml (1 fl oz) measure
  • 1 50ml (2 fl oz) measure
  • 1 measuring jug
  • 1 set measuring spoons
  • 1 bar spoon

Step 2: Gin

Add 50ml or 2 fl oz of gin to the mixing glass.

Step 3: Lemon Juice

Then add 25ml or 1floz of lemon juice

Step 4: Gomme syrup

Then 5ml or 1 teaspoon of gomme syrup

Step 5: Ice cubes

Now fill the mixing glass with ice cubes.

Step 6: Shake

Put the top half of the cocktail shaker on. Slap it down firmly to seal. Hold the top and bottom, and shake vigorously over your shoulder for about 20 seconds.


When you see condensation on the outside of the shaker and it feels very cold, the Bramble is mixed.

Step 8: Release

Tap the side of the shaker to loosen the two halves

Step 9: Strain

Now place the strainer over the shaker and strain into the tumbler, like this - leaving the ice behind in the shaker.

Step 10: Ice

Add some crushed ice to the glass.

Step 11: Crème de muir

Gently dribble some crème de muir over the top of the drink

Step 12: Top up

Add a little more crushed ice.

Step 13: Garnish

Garnish with a thin slice of lemon. Add a blackberry for extra decoration, and two straws.