Wild Blackberry & Lime Bramble
About the recipe
little batch Wild Blackberry Syrup is made with blackberries gathered from the hedgerows on our daily walks – all picked within three miles of our home in rural Gloucestershire.
This mocktail is inspired by the traditional Bramble cocktail, which uses gin and crème de mûre: but a traditional Bramble is usually a short drink, like a sour.
To transform this into a cocktail, just add a measure of gin or vodka.
You can play with around with volumes of syrup, ginger ale and lime to suit your own tastes. If you like a stronger taste of lime, you could also try replacing the ginger ale and soda water with Fever Tree’s Mexican Lime Soda.
25ml little batch Wild Blackberry Syrup
One juicy lime
75ml quality ginger ale (such as Fever Tree or London Essence)
75ml to 100ml soda or sparkling water
A single measure of gin or vodka if you’re making a cocktail.
Garnish ideas: dried lime wheel, bramble leaves, fresh mint or basil leaves, fresh blackberries set into ice cubes.
Add ice to a glass.
Pour in the Wild Blackberry Syrup.
Squeeze in the lime juice.
If you’re making a cocktail, add your spirit.
Add the ginger ale and top with sparkling water.
Give it a swirl, garnish and enjoy!