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The Bramble Cocktail
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5 from 52 votes

The Winter Bramble Cocktail

The Winter Bramble Cocktail is a simple yet stylish twist on the classic. Teeming with tart fruit and warming spices this is one revamp you don’t want to miss out on.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink - alcoholic
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: Bramble, cinnamon, cocktail, creme de mure, gin
Servings: 1 Drink
Author: Jane Saunders | LittleSugarSnaps


For the Cinnamon & Star Anise Syrup (makes enough for 10-12 drinks)

  • 15 cm Cinnamon Stick
  • 75 g/ 3 oz Demerara sugar
  • 75 ml/ 5 tbsp Water
  • 1 Star Anise

For the Winter Bramble Cocktail

  • 30 ml/ 1 fl oz Gin (I used Gutsy Monkey)
  • 5 ml/ 1 tsp Crème de mûre
  • 7 1/2 ml/ 1 1/2 tsp Spiced Syrup (see above)
  • 10 ml/ 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Blackberry

To garnish: Lemon twist, fresh blackberries & a Cinnamon stick


    Make the Syrup

    • Snap the cinnamon stick in half and then break up into rough pieces using a pestle and mortar
    • Put the sugar, water and cinnamon into a small saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Bring up to simmering point, then take off the heat. Add the star anise and set aside for 2 hours to cool and infuse
    • Strain through muslin and decant into a screwtop bottle. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 month

    Make the Winter Bramble Cocktail

    • Muddle 1 blackberry with the gin, Crème de mûre, lemon juice and syrup until broken down
    • Add ice and stir for 20 seconds then double strain the drink into a glass filled with crushed ice 
    • Garnish with a lemon twist, fresh blackberry and a cinnamon stick
    • Serve immediately