Drinks Recipes

Brambled Collins

Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Brambled Collins.
Brambled Collins

Brambled Collins

Jason Loucas

This cocktail is perfect for summer entertaining. Top it up with as much soda water as you like, but make sure you have plenty of crushed ice. For ease of serving, whiz plenty of ice in a food processor until crushed and store it in the freezer. Serve in ice buckets with a jug of prepared cocktail mix to the side and soda water for topping up.


Blackberry syrup



1.For blackberry syrup, combine ingredients and 125ml water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook over high heat for 5 minutes, cool, then blend in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, set aside.
2.Combine blackberry syrup, gin, crème de mûre and lemon juice in a jug, stir to combine.
3.Half fill highball glasses with crushed ice, then pour gin mixture in, to taste. Top with extra ice, add soda water to taste and serve immediately.

Hendrick’s gin and crème de mûre, or blackberry liqueur, are available from specialty bottle shops.


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