The Bramble was created in 1984 in London by Dick Bradsell when he worked as the bar manager at Fred’s Club in Soho. It has gone on to become a classic cocktail and is a firm favourite of ours!


  • 50-60ml Mackintosh London Dry Gin
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • 15ml Crème de Mûre
  • Blackberry and lemon slice to garnish
  • Crushed Ice


  1. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, but leave room to add more later
  2. Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into an ice filled shaker
  3. Shake vigorously
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and add more crushed ice
  5. Drizzle the Crème de Mûre over the ice to create a bleeding or marbling effect
  6. Garnish with blackberries and a lemon slice
  7. Serve with 2 short straws
  8. Enjoy!

Alternative Version

If Crème de Mûre or blackberries are not available, then swap for Crème de Cassis and raspberries!

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Mackintosh London Dry Gin is our signature gin, it is floral with citrus flavours and a lingering taste. It is distilled in Angus using a bouquet of nine botanicals sourced from all over the world.