Bombay Bramble Fizz: Recipe

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


  1. 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.
  2. Put the Bombay Bramble, blueberry syrup, and lemon juice into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a glass and top with tonic water.
  4. 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.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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