Thanks for the Bramble

by James Stevenson

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we have created this recipe to give thanks to one of our favorite classic cocktails, the Bramble. Traditionally served in a rocks glass we decided to elevate this cocktail and give it a little more elegance by putting it in these beautiful hand crafted champagne flutes from Maison Numen.

With the traditional thanksgiving being a decadent feast with savory and spicy flavors all around we decided to replicate these things into the Bramble by first making a spiced cranberry simple syrup to tantalize your senses with wonderful notes very reminiscent of Thanksgiving dinner with the family. In the cocktail alongside the syrup we also balanced it with a touch of lemon juice and because I used to love watching my mom baste the turkey with orange juice to make the skin extra crispy and of course tasty, I added in some orange liqueur to finish it off.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce spiced cranberry simple syrup

Method:

  1. Make spiced cranberry simple syrup ahead of time and allow to cool
  2. Combine gin, lemon juice and orange liqueur in a shaker with ice
  3. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  4. Strain into cocktail glass over crushed ice
  5. Top with spiced cranberry simple syrup
  6. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and rosemary
  7. Enjoy!

Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon cloves

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