Summer evening, balcony, breezy breeze, the child slumbers peacefully in his bed ... what can make the after-work even more perfect? Maybe a small drink alcoholic. And certainly my summer rediscovery "Gin Bramble".
The production is quite simple, but it impresses with an unusual ingredient: Creme de Mure. The rather unknown French blackberry liqueur is a bit reminiscent of grandma's bar, but develops its own qualities in combination with gin, some lemon and not too little ice. Gin Bramble is fresh and very fruity - but not sweet. Hach!
The man has tripped out the recipe and given me exciting lectures on American and Imperial fluid otopes (we're talking about converting from foreign units of measure). I would not go into that here and just post the simplified version:
Place 2 parts gin with 1 part creme de mure and 1 part lemon juice in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a glass and possibly add ice cubes. As a decoration may serve fresh berries - I'm more for the pure variant.
The original recipe also provides a part of simple sugar syrup. We once tried that and found it too sweet. But if you have a sweet streak and would like to add sugar syrup, you can make it yourself: Boil 1 part sugar with 1 part water in a saucepan. Allow to cool - done. The syrup lasts almost unlimited in a sealed jar in the fridge.
Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... will I get a bramble ..? * Hic *