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5 from 2 votes

Raspberry Peach Bramble (& Peach Syrup)

Try this delicious fruity spin on the classic Bramble cocktail. Peach syrup and Crème de Framboise make for a delightful Peach Melba themed cocktail. Bonus - the peach syrup is great paired with water or lemonade
Prep Time15 mins
cooling30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: alcohol, Bramble, cocktail, gin
Servings: 1
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

For the Peach syrup (makes approx 180ml/ 2/3 cup)

  • 100 ml/ 3 1/2 fl oz Water
  • 100 g/ 1/2 cup Granulated sugar (or caster)
  • 1 Peach (approx 200g/ 7oz)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

For the Raspberry Peach Bramble

  • 30 ml/ 1 fl oz Lemon juice
  • 15 ml/ 1/2 fl oz Peach syrup
  • 45 ml/ 1 1/2 fl oz Gin
  • 2 tsp Crème de Framboise (raspberry liqueur)
  • Crushed Ice

For Garnish

  • Fresh peaches or raspberries
  • Mint sprig

Instructions

Make the peach syrup

  • Remove the stone from the peach and chop the flesh into small chunks (approx 1/2 cm)
  • Put the water, sugar, chopped peach and lemon juice into a pan and cook over a moderate heat for 10-12 minutes until the peach is very soft
  • Squash the soft peach using the back of a wooden spoon to extract the juice and set the pan aside to cool down for around 30 minutes
  • Strain the liquid and fruit through a fine-meshed sieve, pushing down using the back of a spoon. Discard the pulp
  • Optional: for a very clear liquid pass through filter paper or a nut bag
  • Store in a sealed bottle in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Shake gently before use

Make the Bramble

  • Add 5 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and pour in the lemon juice, syrup and gin. attach the top of the shaker and shake for 30 seconds
  • Decant into a tumbler piled high with crushed ice
  • Drizzle the Crème de Framboise over the drink and garnish with fresh peach or raspberries and a sprig of mint

Notes

The recipe makes around 2/3 cup of syrup - enough for approx 10 cocktails. It keeps for up to 3 weeks in the fridge but it can also be paired with water, sparkling water, lemonade or used in other cocktails.