Brambles – Autumn In A Cocktail

A Bramble is my go-to autumn cocktail.

Full of hedgerow flavours, it’s tart without being too sharp, sweet without being sickly and easy to whip up at a moment’s notice.

The ingredients keep forever, so you can always have them in the cupboard just incase. Just imagine sipping on one of these beside a crackling fire, ice tinkling in your glass as you wriggle deeper into the sofa.


Here are the ingredients to make one, multiply as required:

1 shot of gin

1 shot of creme de mure (blackberry liquor)

2 shots of lemon juice

1tsp maple syrup

Crushed ice

Berries to garnish

Shake everything but your berries together with some ice in a cocktail shaker. Taste it. Too sweet? Too sharp? Level it out with more lemon or syrup.

When you’re happy, pour over ice.

Top with berries.

And you’re done!

Sip away to your heart’s content.

If you prefer a long cocktail (who doesn’t like pleasure to last a little longer?!) you can top with lemonade or tonic water.

All the same beautiful autumnal flavours, with a bubbly kick.

Fresh, zingy and decidedly slurpable.

Berry nice indeed.

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  • I do love good brambles 🙂

    • Rosie

      Me too!

  • This drink looks so delicious! X

  • Ohh I love brambles, but had never thought of turning it into a longer drink! Such a good idea.

    Also, I’d recommend freezing the berries (or even buying those already frozen ones from the supermarket) and use those instead of the ice – that way you don’t water down your drink 🙂


    • Rosie

      Great tip! x

  • Duh

    You don’t put maple syrup in brambles.

    • Rosie

      I do!

  • Rosie

    Enjoy, Mia! Let me know how you get on!

  • This looks beautiful!Is it bad that it’s put me in the mood for a cocktail and it’s barely lunchtime?!
    Farah x

  • Mus

    Do berries last forever?

  • I need to throw a cocktail party so I can make this drink!!

    My first vlog:

  • Cassey

    I’ve been looking for a great fall gin cocktails, I will defiantly be trying this out soon!!!

  • Jilly

    Looks delicious 🙂 where is that gorgeous cocktail shaker from?

  • I love the color of this cocktail!

  • Kriselle

    Mmmm I do love a good Bramble <3 this looks so refreshing! Love love love xx

    Kriselle XOX