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Pomegranate Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

The Bramble is a cocktail that’s totally underappreciated. It was created in London in the 80s (some purists claim it dates back to the Victorian ages) but it never seemed to make its mark and I really don’t understand why.

The classic version is like the gin-lovers Kir Royale (crème de cassis with gin and citrus) and it’s served over a bunch of crushed ice so it feels like grown-up shave ice.

And, when berry season is around (now), it’s a must-make cocktail. This Pomegranate Blackberry Bramble Cocktail recipe version is the sultry cousin to the original (made with pomegranate liqueur and served with a rosemary sprig for another level of flavor) but hopefully, it’ll help on my quest to make the Bramble a summer cocktail we can all appreciate. 

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Pomegranate Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

Pomegranate Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

The Bramble cocktail is totally underappreciated. It was created in London in the 80s but it never seemed to make its mark and I don't know why. The classic version is like the gin-lovers Kir Royale (crème de cassis with gin and citrus) but served over a bunch of crushed ice so it feels like grown-up shave ice. I gave it a twist with this Pomegranate Blackberry Bramble Cocktail recipe with hopes that it will get more appreciation.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Servings 1 Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • Ice
  • 6 large fresh blackberries
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce honey or simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Make The Crushed Ice: Wrap a few handfuls of ice cubes in a clean towel or ice crusher bag and, using a mallet, rolling pin, or muddler, tap until all the ice is broken up and crushed (you want a mix of ice sizes from pea-sized to snowlike).
  • Shake The Cocktail: Fill an old-fashioned glass halfway with ice (not the crushed ice) and water and set aside to chill. Place honey and all but one berry in a cocktail shaker and, using a muddler, gently crush the berries to release their juices. Add the vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and juice and fill the shaker halfway with ice cubes (not the crushed ice). Close and shake until well chilled and shaker is frosted, about 10 to 20 shakes.
  • Serve The Bramble: Empty old-fashioned glass and fill with crushed ice. Strain cocktail over crushed ice, skewer remaining berry on a rosemary sprig, garnish drink, and serve.
Keyword Aperitivo, Cocktail hour, Fancy drink, happy hour
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