Legendary London bartender Dick Bradsell created the Bramble in 1984 whilst working at Fred's Bar in London's lively Soho neighborhood. It was intended to be a quintessentially British cocktail inspired by British flavors. The Bramble rapidly became the go-to gin drink in many bartenders' repertoire and arguably propelled gin cocktails back into the limelight. Perhaps the only true "modern classic" cocktail.
2 oz Fords Gin
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.25 oz simple syrup
0.5 oz blackberry liqueur
1 lemon wedge for garnish
1 blackberry for garnish
How to Mix
Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake until chilled.
Strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass.
Drizzle blackberry liqueur over top.
Finally, garnish with blackberry and lemon wedge.
The Ford's Gin Bee's Knees
The Bee's Knees is a Prohibition era cocktail whose namesake was a popular phrase meaning "the best". Essentially it is a gin sour with honey but, because of the exchange of flavors between the ingredients it becomes much more than its components. The
combination of jasmine and honey is as old as the hills and the jasmine flower botanicals used in Fords Gin ensure this cocktail sings.
The ultimate aperitivo, the Negroni was reportedly created in 1919 by a bartender at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy for Count Camillo Negroni when he requested his regular drink, the Americano, be strengthened by replacing the soda water with gin. The combination of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari can be a challenge to the uninitiated but once converted few ever turn away from this most assured blend of flavors.