RECIPES | When I lived in the UK, bramble was a flavour that I became very well acquainted with. What’s bramble? It’s any rough, tangled, prickly shrub which grows blackberries, raspberries, or dewberries.
Bombay Sapphire recently released Bombay Bramble, a gin made with freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries, and as part of the Virtual Travel Expo 2020, I collaborated with them to design a cocktail.
I didn’t want to overpower the flavour of the gin, so opted for a fizz cocktail, the Bombay Bramble Fizz, featuring fresh fruit that really serves to highlight the gin’s berry characteristics.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: n/a / Serves: 1
- 50ml Bombay Bramble
- 10ml water
- 10 fresh blueberries
- 15g sugar
- 5ml lemon juice
- 150ml tonic water
- First, make the blueberry syrup. Combine the water, fresh blueberries, and sugar into a pot. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for five minutes. Allow to cool.
- Put the Bombay Bramble, blueberry syrup, and lemon juice into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well.
- Strain into a glass and top with tonic water.
- Garnish with blueberries on a drink swizzler/skewer.
You can use regular Bombay Sapphire Gin to make this cocktail and it’s quite delicious. But the Bombay Bramble really makes the flavours pop.