Home Bar Project: How to Make a Bramble

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

Show us how you’re doing or show us what YOU'RE making on Instagram and Twitter with #HomeBarProject. Got questions? Hit us up on Twitter (@TheDrinkNation) or Facebook.

This week: How to Make a Bramble

The bramble is an English term referring to any rough, prickly shrub that is notorious for dominating home gardens, the greatest example being the blackberry. The idea for this drink isn't a new one. In fact, a very similar cocktail was published in the first American cocktail book ever published. This exact variation was coined in the mid 80's at Fred's Soho Bar in London. Try it with any fresh berry you have in your garden or farmers market.

Ingredients:
1 Blackberry plus 2-3 for garnishing
Lemon juice
Simple syrup
London Dry Gin
Crushed ice

New Equipment:
Mallot (Amazon)
Lewis Bag (Amazon)
You can use a pillow case or towel if you don't have a Lewis Bag.

Click "Next" and let's get started.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

Photos by The Drink Nation


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