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Japanese Bramble

Japanese Bramble

Pairing the rich, vegetal flavours of matcha with blackberry sweetness, gin and the sour tang of lemon. The result is a refreshingly sophisticated and unexpected cocktail – a British classic remade with a Japanese twist.

Ingredients

 

    • ½ tsp Saihōji matcha
    • 50ml gin
    • juice of ½ lemon 
    • 10ml simple syrup or 1 tsp agave syrup
    • 15ml of crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) or 4-5 fresh blackberries
    • ice 

What you’ll need

 

    • a small bowl
    • a spoon
    • a small jug (if using fresh blackberries)
    • a sieve
    • a handheld electric milk frother 
    • a cocktail shaker
    • a rocks glass 

Instructions

 

    1. If using fresh blackberries, crush them with the back of a spoon and strain the juice into a small jug.
    2. Pack a rocks glass with crushed ice (if you don’t have an ice crusher, you can wrap ice in a tea towel and beat it with a rolling pin to break it up). 
    3. Sieve the matcha into the bottom of a cocktail shaker, pour in the gin and whisk to combine.
    4. Add the lemon juice, simple syrup/agave then fill the shaker with ice and shake until chilled (the metal on the shaker should frost up).
    5. Strain over the crushed ice and top with the blackberry juice/crème de mûre. 

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