The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is full of amazing flavours and stunning colours. Made with mulberry gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur, it’s really easy to mix, making it the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion. It is fully of early autumn flavours, but can be enjoyed any time of year.
Mulberries are something that have always intrigued me. When we were little we would sing about dancing around a mulberry bush on a “cold and frosty morning”. In the myth of Pyramus and Thisbé, they meet (and later die) under a mulberry tree and that’s where the berries get their colour from (to memorialize their forbidden love or something vindictive and weird like that). So, do they grow on a bush that you dance around, or a tree that you have a violent death under? Who knows! (Probably botanists and people who can be bothered to use google). All I know is that I’d never actually tasted this sweet berry or seen them in real life. So my interest was piqued when I came across Mulberry Gin during a visit to Coughton Court (a National Trust site). I decided to snap up a small bottle, despite being on a self-imposed ban on buying any spirits or liqueurs for a month! Totally worth it, because this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail was born from it – and there ain’t nothing wrong with his baby!
The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is, of course, a little twist on the classic Bramble. A Bramble is a cocktail made using gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur, it’s one of my favourite classics – you know I love me some blackberries! The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail was pretty much my first idea when thinking how I should use this mulberry gin, both being early autumn berries it made sense to put them together in one delicious cocktail. I of course had to taste test the mulberry gin first, and found it to be very sweet with after notes of the botanicals we all love in a regular gin – it would definitely make a perfect pair with blackberries!
Mulberries, it seems, are a much sweeter berry than the blackberry, but they do have a little tartness to them to balance out the flavour. With the sweetness of the blackberry liqueur (aka Crème de Mûre) and mulberry gin combined, fresh lemon juice in this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is the perfect balancer. The traditional bramble recipe calls for sugar syrup to help balance the tartness of the juice, but with the additional mulberry gin I find that the Mulberry Bramble Cocktail really doesn’t need any added sweetness so I have left it out.
I’m definitely a big fan of mulberry gin and I wish I had bought a bigger bottle! I definitely recommend you pick some up if you ever see it or, even better, infuse your favourite gin with mulberries if you’re ever lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh mulberries! I hear they grow wildly in the UK in some places but I’ve never actually seen them myself, and I’ve certainly never seen them in the supermarket or in markets! If you’re not able to do either of those but you’re still loving the sound of this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail (I mean, why wouldn’t you), I suggest trying it with Sloe gin. Obviously it’s not going to be the same drink, but I found that mulberry gin and sloe gin have a very similar sweetness and deep flavour, and sloe gin would be delicious in this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail – although I guess then you’d have to call it a Sloe Bramble Cocktail!
Before we get to the recipe for this amazing Mulberry Bramble Cocktail, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up on a little change I’ve made on the blog. You may or may not have noticed that there’s a new section in my header menu called Giraffes Can Mix! This is a separate feed that includes nothing but my cocktail recipes and post! So if you’re ever just stopping by for a cocktail, Giraffes Can Mix is where you can browse all the cocktail recipes I have shared without getting distracted by cake! New cocktail recipes, like this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail, will still appear on the main feed so you won’t ever miss them if you forget to click on the Giraffes Can Mix feed! Of course, signing up to my mailing list is always the best way to make sure you never miss out on new recipes (and you get a free ebook when you sign up so you can’t really go wrong there).
Now, let’s get mixing!
Mulberry Bramble Cocktail
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The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is full of amazing flavours and stunning colours. It’s really easy to mix, making it the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion.
- 2 oz Mulberry gin
- 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz Crème de Mûre (Blackberry Liqueur)
- Crushed ice
- Lemon half wheel and blackberries to garnish
- Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice
- Add the mulberry gin and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker, shake for a couple of seconds
- Pour over the ice
- Slowly pour the crème de mûre over the top in a circular motion.
- Garnish with a lemon half wheel and some blackberries and serve with short, skinny straws
If you cannot get your hands on mulberry gin, sloe gin can make a good substitute.
Calorie information is generated using a third party app, accuracy cannot be guaranteed
Serving Size 1 cocktail
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.