Whether we are saying goodbye to the last of summer on the lake or a “hello” to the crisp air of fall, blackberries are still available and they make AMAZING cocktails.  A blackberry bramble cocktail is a perfect transition drink from summer to fall.  It’s refreshing and fruity and combines the natural sweetness of blackberries with the tangy flavor of freshly squeezed lemons making this a delicious drink for parties or tailgates.   This delicious cocktail is made by muddling fresh blackberries with sugar and lemon juice to create a flavorful syrup, which is then mixed with gin or vodka and topped off with crushed ice. With its beautiful deep purple color and bold flavor, a blackberry bramble cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.



Blackberry Bramble Cocktail


1/2 cup fresh blackberries

1 1/2 ounces of fresh lemon juice

2–ounces vodka or dry gin

1–ounce Cassis

1–ounce simple syrup

1oz blackberry infused syrup 

Blackberry Sparking Water (Clearly Canadian – you can also use plain sparkling water)




Fill a glass with crushed ice.


Muddle ripe juicy blackberries with fresh lemon juice in a shaker. Fill with ice. Add gin, Cassis, blackberry-infused syrup and simple syrup. Shake well.  Strain into your glass over ice and top with sparkling water and stir.  Garnish with a twist of lemon and fresh blackberries.