The Bramble

The Bramble Cocktail was created by famous english bartender Richard “Dick” Bradsell in the mid 1980s. This cocktail is very popular in England. This modern cocktail has strong classic base. The original version include gin (preferable plymouth), lemon juice, sugar syrup and creme de mure (blackberry liqueur).

The Bramble Cocktail (Коктейль Ежевика)

The Bramble

45 ml Plymouth gin
20 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
20 ml creme de mure (blackberry liqueur)
Build gin, juice and syrup over crushed ice in a olf-fashioned glass. Stir, the pour over liqueur. Garnish with a lemon slice and two raspberries.

The Bramble Cocktail is very interesting so sweet but refreshing drink with great blackberry and gin palate. It has very smooth taste. It is admirable cocktail.

The Bramble Cocktail garnished with raspberries (Коктейль Ежевика украшенный ягодами малины)

I try the Bramble Cocktail with London dry gin too. This version of the Bramble Cocktail has bright and a bit strong taste with very pleasant berry and herbal palate.

Taste of some russian names

Idea of this post is exploring of some cocktails named with female russian names. I found five cocktails of this kind. Taste of some female russian names. Some of this cocktails are pure and famous classiс – Ninotchka Cocktail. The Anouchka Cocktail is a signature drink of Salvatore Calabrese. This post I devoted all my female friends :)

First cocktail is famous Ninotchka Cocktail which named in honour of Gretta Garbo in “Ninotchka” movie (1939).

The Ninotchka Cocktail garnished with lime wheel (Коктейль Ниночка)

Ninotchka (Nintchka, Ninitchka)

45 ml vodka
15 ml light creme de cacao
15 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake. Cocktail glass.

The taste of Ninotchka Cocktail is very interesting and unusual. The combination of smooth sour taste of lemon and sweet choсolate taste of creme de cacao is great!

Recipe of Katinka Cocktail I found in The Classic Bar & Cocktail Book by J. Goodall. This is simple and interesting cocktail.

The Katinka Cocktail (Коктейль Катенька)


50 ml vodka
40 ml apricot brandy
15 ml fresh lime juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

Sweet, no so strong cocktail with bright apricot taste and little sourness. Admirable!

My favorite CocktailDB list another and very intriguing recipe of Katinka Cocktail: gin, cordial Medoc, green Chartreuse and Angostura bitters. Sounds great! Worth to try.

Recipe of Natasha Cocktail was founded in The Bible of bartender by F. Evsevsky.

The Natasha Cocktail (Коктейль Наташа)


30 ml vodka
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml creme de banane
15 ml strawberry liqueur
Shake. Cocktail glass.

The Natasha Cocktail has very sweet candy taste. It is amazing temptation.

Anouchka Cocktail was invented by Salvatore Calabrese. It is one of his signature cocktail. It is simple and delicious combination of vodka and sweet blackberry liqueur.

The Anouchka Cocktail (Коктейль Аннушка)


70 ml vodka
10 ml creme de mur (blackberry liqueur)
Stir. Chilled cocktail glass.

This cocktail has strong and sweet berry taste. Admirable!

Recipe of Svetlana Cocktail was found on my favorite Cocktail DB.

The Svetlana Cocktail (Коктейль Светлана)


45 ml 100 proof vodka
15 ml sweet vermouth
8 ml kirsch
8 ml orange juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

This strong and elegant cocktail has comlex taste of vermouth and fruit with amazing bitter note in the aftertaste.