The drink also includes gomme syrup. This is a sugar solution with added gum arabic that you can buy from Oddbins. You could make your own sugar syrup but personally I'd stick to the ready-made variety, which spares you the peril of sticky spillages.
The Bramble is served in the squat beaker known as an old-fashioned glass. Fill with crushed ice before adding the shaken part of the cocktail. The dark fruit liqueur is added afterwards and should bleed into the icy slurry. It may need a (very) brief stir. The impression on the palate is of the gin carrying the dark fruit rather than blending with it.
2 parts gin
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part gomme syrup
Shake with ice cubes. Pour into old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Lace with 1 part creme de mure or Plymouth Damson Gin. Stir gently and serve.Reuse content