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One Of The Simplest Cocktails To Come Out Of The 1980s Was The Bramble
In the 1980s, cocktails were all about loud colors and loud flavors, and the simple gin concoction called the Bramble is one of the only drinks from that time to age gracefully.
The Bramble had enough pizazz to get popular in the 80s, but it's really a simple drink made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and crème de mûre, a type of blackberry liqueur.
The drink was created in 1984 by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell in London, influenced by the city's thrilling nightlife and his own childhood activity of picking blackberries.
To make a classic Bramble, start by shaking the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup together and then pour it over crushed ice in an Old Fashioned glass.
Slowly drizzle in the crème de mûre to finish, or try the drink with homemade blackberry syrup. Stay away from a perfumey gin and go with an understated London dry gin.
To serve, garnish with fresh blackberries and a lemon wheel. This super-refreshing fruity cocktail can also be made with pisco instead of gin or lime juice instead of lemon.