Chambord Bramble Cocktail
I love a great cocktail and this Chambord Bramble Cocktail has been a very popular classic Bramble that we have made many times. You can serve this up in a rock glass or a martini glass as we like to serve it.
This cocktail recipe has simple ingredients like gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with the addition of Chambord instead of blackberry liqueur to make it that lovely red color. The Bramble has come to the forefront again as a modern classic and one that you will be sure to love.
This cocktail makes you feel special when you are drinking it, like a celebration and is perfect for so many holidays like Valentine’s Day or Christmas. It really was created though as a spring libation but can clearly go right into a refreshing summer cocktail too.
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Fairly simple ingredients, even the Chambord, which is an all-natural raspberry/blackberry liqueur, is readily available in most liquor stores. Chambord is produced in the Loire Valley, south of Paris, France.
Chambord, if you have not tried it, is a lovely liqueur that is bursting with fresh fruit flavor and is lush and sweet. The raspberries and blackberries are added to cognac and French spirits base.
How to Make a Chambord Bramble Cocktail
Make a simple syrup of a one to one basis of water and sugar. Like one cup of water to one cup of sugar or however many cocktails, you plan on making.
Have ready your fruits and all equipment to assemble your cocktail quickly. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice, Chambord, and sugar syrup. Shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass or serve on ice in a rocks glass with crushed ice. Float in raspberries, fresh or frozen, or serve on a pick. You can also garnish with a lemon slice if you like too.
You can substitute Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur) or Creme de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) that are traditionally used along with the Chambord.
Who Invented the Bramble Cocktail?
The Bramble is a cocktail created by bartender Dick Bradsell. It was invented in the 1980s in London, England. It is truly a spring cocktail. He also suggested adding fresh fruits to the cocktail and a slice of lemon like I suggested.
The Bramble’s close cousin would be a Gin Sour or Gin Fix.
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- 1 1/2 oz. gin
- 1/2 oz. Chambord
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1 combo of water and sugar, simmered to dissolve
- the sugar and then cooled.)
- Fresh or frozen raspberries
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add in the gin, Chambord, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass or serve on ice in a rocks glass. Float in raspberries, fresh or frozen or serve on a pick.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 327Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 16gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
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