Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 11 – Raspberry Bramble. Earlier in the calendar we made a non-alcoholic version of the classic gin bramble in our Black(berry) Christmas and I’ve previously served up a Raspberry Whisky Bramble.
Today’s cocktail swaps out the blackberry liqueur you’d find in the original version of this drink for raspberry liqueur. I’ve also added a touch of spice with the cinnamon syrup in place of simple syrup.
Saying I have a very image from this year’s cocktail advent calendar is akin to admitting you have a favourite child. They are ALL my beautiful boozy babies. BUT this set of images is certainly a podium finisher.
I’m glad this shoot worked out so well because I was about to blow a gasket in the making of these photos.
You see that lovely glittery gold garland I’ve used in the styling? Yes, well, adorable as it is, those little gold antlers got all tangled up with the string lights and sent me into a fit of rage.
I wouldn’t say patience is one of my finer virtues but I would argue it’s the rare person who has the dexterity and serenity to untangle a knotted mess of necklaces or Christmas lights.
As a result, instead of going full HULK SMASH on the entire set-up, I simply took a pair of scissors and shredded my pretty gold garland into 7 different pieces to free it from the string lights. It was a loss to my Christmas decor but did we get the shot? Yes, yes we did.
Luckily, one sip of this tasty tipple soothed my frayed nerves and helped me to recenter before the next set! Hopefully you’ll find similar joy in it!
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz lemon juice
- ½ oz cinnamon syrup
- ½ oz Chambord
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: Chambord-soaked raspberries
Add gin, lemon juice, and cinnamon syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.
Holding a spoon just above the surface of the drink, slowly pour the Chambord over the back of the spoon to float it in the cocktail.
Garnish with a mint sprig and two skewered Chambord-soaked raspberries.