This refreshing Raspberry Bramble is a classy gin cocktail perfect for those who love a fruity drink.
The easy 4-ingredient cocktail recipe features premium gin, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup.
It is both refreshing and fruity, muddling the tart flavour of fresh citrus with sweet raspberry flavoured liqueur.
Serve in a rocks glass with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberry cocktail skewer.
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What Is A Raspberry Bramble?
The Bramble is a craft cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in 1980s London, England.
Best described as a spring or summer cocktail, a traditional Bramble brings together dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, crème de mûre blackberry liqueur, and crushed ice. Bradsell also suggests finishing off the cocktail with fresh red fruits and a slice of lemon.
Our iteration of the bramble swaps blackberry for raspberry. We use French Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur to flavour the drink.
Serve with a lemon wheel and cocktail pick skewered with fresh raspberries.
This gimlet is similar to another popular recipe we love to make, a Raspberry Gin Fizz.
What Is Chambord Liqueur?
Chambord is a 16.5% abv raspberry flavoured liqueur modelled after a liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th-century. It is said to have been introduced to Louis XIV during one of his visits to the château de Chambord. It was common during that time for liqueurs and cognac to be consumed with elegant meals.
Chambord is made from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac brandy.
Popular drinks made from Chambord include the raspberry margarita, French manhattan, Kir Impérial, Chambord Daiquiri, Chambord royal spritzer and Raspberry Bramble.
Our favourite use of the popular French liqueur is this easy Chambord Bramble Cocktail recipe.
Chambord Bramble Cocktail Recipe Ingredients
This homemade Raspberry Bramble recipe is made with premium ingredients:
- Chambord: a luxurious liqueur that is sweet, floral and tastes like black raspberries.
- Gin: we suggest using Aviation, Beefeater or Tanqueray.
- Lemon Juice: always use freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can taste the difference!
- Garnish: a lemon wheel and cocktail pick skewered with fresh raspberries.
Raspberry Bramble Recipe Tips
This tart and tangy Raspberry Bramble recipe is easy to make at home, ready to serve in under 10 minutes.
Our cocktail recipe serves one person. If you’re hosting a large gathering feel free to multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and muddle the drink in a festive punch bowl or jug rather than a cocktail shaker.
We’ve used gin in this recipe but you can substitute with your favourite vodka if you prefer.
An hour or two before you’re planning on serving drinks we suggest placing the Chambord and gin bottle in the freezer so they are well chilled.
We like to garnish the glass with a cocktail pick featuring fresh raspberries and a lemon wheel but you can also muddle the berries and lemon into the glass before serving for a more casual affair.
Best Bartender Tools & Cocktail Equipment
Before hosting a swanky Chambord Raspberry Bramble cocktail soiree you’ll need to ensure you have the best bartender tools and cocktail equipment.
- Cocktail Kit: cocktail kits are the perfect gift for newbie mixology fans as they include basic bartender tools like a jigger, shaker and spoon.
- Cocktail Shaker: a bartender’s best friend. Purchase a premium cocktail shaker to muddle or shake up your favourite pink gin cocktails.
- Cocktail Glassware: make sure your bar is stocked with a selection of unique glassware to show off your favourite cocktail creations.
- Hawthorne Strainer: this unique strainer features tightly wound coils and perforated holes. It keeps ice and other large ingredients like lime wedges in your cocktail shaker rather than in the glass.
- Bar Spoons: slender and long bar spoons are a must-have when stirring drinks.
- Bottle Opener: easily open bottles of beer or cider with the flick of your wrist or purchase a corkscrew for fine wine.
- Pouring Spout: once you’ve opened a new bottle of gin insert these affordable pourers to make cocktail assembly a breeze.
- Cutting Board: purchase a petite cutting board for your bar to slice garnishes or citrus wedges like lime, orange, lemon or grapefruit.
- Ice Bucket: chill bottles of gin quickly in an ice bucket or keep by the bar when muddling gin mixers into cool creations.
- Ice Crusher: fans of the Mint Julep love an ice crusher.
- Ice Cube Kit: we suggest purchasing a selection of ice cube trays. Silicone styles are our favourite as they’re easy to clean and are available in various shapes and sizes.
- Jigger: use a jigger to accurately measure spirits, juices, syrups and shrubs.
- Juicer: invest in an electronic juicer or buy an affordable hand-held to easily juice fresh citrus like lemons and limes.
- Muddler: fans of the Mojito love a sturdy muddler to mix mint and lime. Muddler’s are handy for any cocktail featuring ingredients that need a pounding like fresh herbs or citrus wedges.
- Citrus Peeler & Zester: adorn your craft cocktails with a thick citrus peel or finer ribbons of lime or lemon zest.
- Rimmer: Bloody Mary and Caesar lovers should outfit their bar with a handy rimmer for salting and sugaring glassware.
Best Selling Gin
Gin has certainly enjoyed a boom in popularity at cocktail bars in recent years. You’ll find fantastic premium gins distilled from Scotland to Muskoka. Here are some of the world’s best selling gins and some of our local small batch favourites:
- Gordon’s Gin: The world’s top selling gin brand is owned by Diageo. The brand’s pink iteration has undoubtedly helped to fuel its success. Gordon’s has also unveiled a line of new innovative products including two “ultra-low-alcohol” pre-mixed gin and tonic sparkling beverages and Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.
- Bombay Sapphire Gin: Bacardi-owned Bombay Sapphire is one of the worlds best-selling gins. Bombay Sapphire kicked off a new limited edition range with the launch of a gin inspired by summer in the English countryside.
- Tanqueray: Diageo-owned Tanqueray launched a new marketing campaign developed to shift consumers’ attention from “gimmicks” to flavour and unveiled a range of bottled ready-to-drink gin and tonics, made with its London Dry Gin and Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin.
- Beefeater Gin: Pernod Ricard’s flagship gin brand is Beefeater. The brand launched strawberry-flavoured Beefeater Pink in 2018 and further expanded its portfolio with the debut of a new blood orange-flavoured gin.
- Seagram’s: Pernod Ricard-owned Seagram’s is a top seller having recently purchased Italian brand Malfy Gin.
- Hendrick’s Gin: Opened the door to its £13 million Gin Palace in 2018, allowing the brand to double its capacity to two million cases annually. The Scottish brand has also added to its portfolio with the launch of the limited edition summer solstice-inspired Midsummer Solstice gin.
- Edinburgh Gin: This craft distillery in Edinburgh produces a parade of flavoured gin bottles including rhubarb & ginger gin, raspberry gin, bramble & honey gin, black currant & anise, strawberry & pink peppercorn and pomegranate & rose.
- Dillon’s Distillery: This Beamsville producer makes small batch gins including rose gin, cherry gin and strawberry gin.
- Muskoka Brewery: This Ontario craft brewery produces a London Dry and spicy pink peppercorn gin.
You May Also Enjoy These Gin Cocktails…
- Liquore Strega Saffron Gin Cocktail
- Italian Prosecco and Gin Cocktail
- St Germain Elderflower Gin and Tonic Cocktail
- Summer Strawberry Negroni Cocktail
- Aperol Negroni Cocktail
- Fresh Sage Gin Cocktail
- Gin Basil Smash Cocktail
- Negroni Spritz Cocktail
- Clarified Gin and Milk Punch Cocktail
- Raspberry Gin Fizz Chambord Cocktail
- Lavender Gin Cocktail Lemonade Fizz
- Pretty Pink Gin Cocktails
How To Make A Raspberry Bramble Cocktail
Raspberry Bramble Cocktail
- Cocktail Shaker
- Shot Glass
- Rocks glass
- Cocktail Pick
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
- 0.5 oz Raspberry Chambord Liqueur
- Lemon Wheel garnish
- Fresh Raspberries garnish
- Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds.
- Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice. Pour gin mixture over the ice.
- Slowly pour in the Chambord.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberries.
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