Since Kentucky Derby is a week from today, I absolutely had to share the Alabama Bramble recipe which is focused on the Derby. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of going to a whiskey tasting sponsored by Coopers Craft, and it was so much fun!! We even had the opportunity to mix up some drinks and learn some great history about whiskey.
Saturday May 05, 2018 will be a fun day between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo. The day will be full of different activities and celebrations. If you are celebrating anything at home, make sure you add the Alabama Bramble to your beverage menu!!!
Alluring Party Drink!
Plenty are the drink mixes that you can turn to when that dazzling sun burns your soul down during summer! However, the Alabama Bramble seems to crown up all those warm-weather coolers with its fresh and fruity zesty sweet flavor!
The Bramble has become one of those drinks which seems like a century-old classic. However, it was actually born in London by Dick Bradsell, a bartender at Fred’s Club in Soha in 1984.
Bradsell was inspired by childhood recollections of harvesting blackberries on the Isle of Wight, and named the cocktail after the traditional term for blackberry bushes. This modern classic combines gin, juicy blackberry liqueur, and zesty lemon to create a memorable cocktail!
Why Do I Love This Drink?
Well, who doesn’t love the richly fruity flavor of a ripe blackberry?
Also, its sour, citrus-y, yet sweet taste screams summer!
It is so delicious and refreshing that everyone will just fall for it!
Moreover, it is quite simple to prepare; so it’s perfect as a last-minute cocktail! It’s simple to adapt to various palates and scenarios while maintaining its intrinsic brilliance!
Variations and Substitutions
There’s no need to change anything about this exquisite Bramble! It’s perfect just the way it is! However, this hasn’t stopped creative bartenders from modifying the formula!
One way to tweak this recipe is by replacing the Coopers Craft Bourbon with gin, dry pisco, or grassy rhum agricole.
Also, you can drizzle another product on top such as crème de mûre, also known as blackberry liqueur or raspberry liqueur.
Another famous variation is using lime juice instead of lemon juice.
You may even muddle a few fresh blackberries in the cocktail shaker to make the final drink more colorful and purple!
Expert Tips for the Best Alabama Bramble
It all lies in the ice: When preparing a perfect Bramble, use more crushed ice than you think you’ll need.
Never settle for less than fresh: Since the Bramble contains a lot of lemon juice, buying fresh fruit rather than pre-bottled juice is crucial. Not only are pre-batched products often high in additives, but they also lack the scent and delicacy of the real thing.
Consider Using Creative Alternatives: Try different alternatives and substitutions to find the one that suits you best!
Frequently Asked Questions
It is much better to consume the bramble immediately after assembling the drink; however, it will stay fresh for up to few hours in the fridge.
7-Up, Sprite, or any other type of club soda is a good substitute .
You can make the bramble before serving it , but make sure not to add the ice until you are willing to serve it.
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How to Prepare an Exquisite Alabama Bramble!
Ingredients You Would Need
- Coopers Craft Bourbon
- Lemon Juice
- Raw Simple Syrup
- Fresh blackberries
- Ginger Ale
- Lemon slice
- Mint spring
Follow These Easy Steps
Muddle 3 black berries with simple syrup in a shaker.
Add whiskey, lemon juice, and ice.
Shake hard, double strain into ice, and top with ginger ale.
Garnish with Mint and black berries.
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- 1½ oz. Coopers Craft Bourbon
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 5 oz. Raw Simple Syrup
- 4-5 Fresh blackberries
- 2-3 oz. Ginger Ale
- 1 Lemon slice
- 1 Mint spring
- Muddle 3 black berries with simple syrup in a shaker.
- Add whiskey, lemon juice, and ice.
- Shake hard, double strain into ice, and top with ginger ale.
- Garnish with mint and blackberries.