Cocktail: Blackberry-Rosemary Bramble

Whilst blackberries are in season, you really should try this terrific twist on a classic ginny cocktail. It's berry good!

Blackberry-Rosemary Bramble

blackberry and rosemary bramble gin cocktail

Image: drinksss.com

 Ingredients

50ml gin
25ml crème de cassis
25ml rosemary sugar syrup*
25ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
25ml soda water
blackberries
rosemary sprigs

Method:

*For the rosemary sugar syrup:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine equal parts sugar and water. Toss in rosemary sprigs, cook until mixture thickens, then strain into airtight container and allow to cool fully.

For the cocktail:
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle a handful of blackberries with gin, rosemary syrup and lemon juice.
2. Shake vigorously.
3. Pour crème de cassis into a highball glass (filled with ice).

4. Add gin mixture, top with soda, and garnish with sprig of rosemary to serve. 

See the original and more of Drinksss' fabulous recipes here.