The Rambler – A Bramble Cocktail

Rambler Cocktail in a rocks glass with oranges and blackberries, whiskey bottle in background

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A tart and sweet combo of whiskey blackberry, this is a very refreshing twist on the Bramble Cocktail.



We love the combination of blackberries and bourbon, and when a surplus of blackberries from a brunch found their way into our possession, it was only a matter of time before they ended up in a drink. The Rambler is pleasantly tart and refreshing, the blackberries and lemon juice giving a tart bite. Fresh squeezed orange juice adds a bit of sweetness that helped compliment the oak and vanilla notes of the bourbon.



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Rambler Cocktail in a rocks glass with oranges and blackberries, whiskey bottle in background



What ingredients are Needed for the Rambler Cocktail?

  • Bourbon
  • Blackberries
  • Orange Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Orange Bitters



The Rambler Cocktail in a rocks glass with blackberries and oranges in the background

Rocks GlassesBamboo Picks / Shaker / Muddler






What are Muddled Blackberries?

The best way to make muddled blackberries are to use a muddler at the bottom of a shaker or mixing glass to mash the blackberries down. This way expresses the juices and separates the seeds from the pulp and juices for this whiskey blackberry cocktail.




rambler Cocktail in a rocks glass with oranges and blackberries




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The Rambler - A Bourbon Cocktail
Yield: 1

The Rambler - A Bourbon Cocktail

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

A delightful combination of blackberries, orange and bourbon.


  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • 3-5 blackberries
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • .50 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.25 freshly squeezed orange juice


Muddle the blackberries, simple syrup and bitters in the bottom of the shaker.

Add in the orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon, fill the shaker with ice.

Shake and Strain into a rocks glass filled with shaved or crushed ice.

Garnish with orange or a sprig of mint if in season.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221 Total Fat: 0.5g Saturated Fat: 0.2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 10mg Carbohydrates: 20.9g Fiber: 2.2g Sugar: 11.1g Protein: 1.4g



The Rambler Cocktail - bourbon, simple syrup, blackberries, orange bittes, lemon and orange juice




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13 thoughts on “The Rambler – A Bramble Cocktail

  1. Hmmm… Whiskey and I have a history… and we’re not really on speaking terms anymore! I know Bourbon’s not exactly whiskey, but they’re similar, right? Do you think the other flavors would make me forget our troubled past?

    1. Well technically Bourbon is a type of whiskey. Of course we try to find a way to make our drinks balanced so you get a bit of all the flavors, but if you were to dial the amount of bourbon down to say 1.5oz you would get a drink that is more fruity than boozy! (Mrs. Nom says eventually you have to get back up on the horse…)

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