Blackberry Bramble Cocktail

This Blackberry Bramble Cocktail is the perfect spring sipper. Made with just 4-simple ingredients, this gin based cocktail has bright flavors of Oregon blackberries and lemon, and is a definite crowd pleaser.

Recipe by Erin from platingsandpairings.com

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Ingredients

For the Blackberry Simple Syrup

1 C sugar
1 C water
1 C Oregon blackberries

For the Blackberry Bramble

2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 ½ oz blackberry simple syrup

For the Blackberry Lemon Mocktail

1 oz lemon juice
1 ½ oz blackberry simple syrup
Soda water, ginger beer or ginger ale, for topping

For the Garnish

Lemon wedges
Blackberries

Preparation

For the Blackberry Simple Syrup

Step 1
In a medium saucepan stir together water, sugar, and blackberries.

Step 2
Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let mixture simmer until sugar completely dissolves.

Step 3
Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.

Step 4
Strain blackberries from syrup mixture and let cool completely.

For the Blackberry Bramble

Step 1
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake together the gin and lemon juice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

Step 2
Drizzle the blackberry simple syrup over the top and garnish with a lemon wedge and blackberries. Enjoy!

For the Blackberry Lemon Mocktail

Step 1
Add lemon juice and blackberry simple syrup to a rocks glass filled with ice.

Step 2
Top with soda water, ginger beer or ginger ale. Enjoy!