Blackberry Bramble
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Blackberry Bramble
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
I'm part of the eighth generation at Dickie Bros. Orchard in Nelson County, Virginia. After being encouraged by the manager of Virginia Distillery Company to create a new cocktail, I ... more I'm part of the eighth generation at Dickie Bros. Orchard in Nelson County, Virginia. After being encouraged by the manager of Virginia Distillery Company to create a new cocktail, I decided to give it whirl. I created the Blackberry Bramble one afternoon in my kitchen by combining Virginia Distillery Company's Highland Malt Whisky and Dickie Bros. orchard's freshly-picked blackberries into a scrumptiously sweet beverage. The Virginia Distillery Company's staff instantly loved the new cocktail and now it's part of their cocktail selection at their tasting room in Nelson County, Virginia.
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Base ingredient
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Blackberries
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Mint, blackberry
Alcohol content
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24% | 0.6 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Blackberry Bramble celebrates local Virginia fare, marrying mellow whiskey with a lush blackberry syrup. The dash of lime adds a crisp twist, resulting in a homespun yet polished concoction that’s as refreshing as it is homespun.

Method
How to make a Blackberry Bramble

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Crush blackberries with a little sugar and cook into a simple syrup
Pour whisky into a clean, clear cocktail glass
Add the blackberry syrup, a splash of lime juice and some ice, then stir
Garnish the Blackberry Bramble with a sprig of mint and cocktail stick adorned with two or three fresh blackberries on the top, then serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use if I don't have whiskey for the Blackberry Bramble?

If you don't have whiskey, a good substitute for the Blackberry Bramble is bourbon for its similar flavor profile. For a lighter taste, you might also consider using a clear spirit like gin, which complements the fruity flavors well.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Blackberry Bramble to enhance its presentation?

A Blackberry Bramble looks best when garnished with fresh blackberries and a slice of lime. You could also add a sprig of mint for a pop of color and to add a refreshing aroma.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to stirring the Blackberry Bramble that improves its flavor?

For the Blackberry Bramble, it's important to stir gently but thoroughly to dissolve the sugar without bruising the blackberries. This ensures a smooth blend of sweetness and tartness without overpowering the whiskey's complexity.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of occasion is the Blackberry Bramble most suited for?

The Blackberry Bramble, with its sophisticated appearance and balanced fruity flavor, is perfect for summer gatherings or as an elegant drink option at outdoor celebrations. Its refreshing taste makes it an excellent choice for afternoon cocktails or evening dinner parties.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Blackberry Bramble compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 24%, the Blackberry Bramble sits in the mid-range of cocktail strengths. It's less potent than a Manhattan or a Martini, which often exceed 30% alcohol by volume, but stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa or Aperol Spritz that are typically under 15%.

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