Tobais Jelinek /The Flintridge Proper

FlintridgeProper-482Named after the famed Switzer hunting camp that once graced the foothills just North of the Proper, this is a fresh take on a modern class of drinks known as a brambles.  Originally created in the 80s as an updated version of a gin sour with berry liqueur, Tobias’ version uses the freshest seasonal berries that come into the kitchen.

Not only is this cocktail delicious, it’s also easy to make at home – without having to make or buy any special ingredients. And by changing up which berries you use, you can vary this cocktail for a many different tastes.

Tobias was inspired to create this drink by his childhood memories of Autumn romps through the forest harvesting wild berries before the holiday season.

The Switzer Bramble

  • 2 0z. London Dry Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon
  • 3/4 oz Honey Syrup* (1:1 Honey/Water)
  • 3-5 Seasonal Berries

In a shaker cup muddle berries with lemon juice and honey syrup.  Then add gin shake long and hard with the largest ice you can find.

Dump into a double old fashioned glass, top with crushed ice and garnish with powdered sugar.