Tobais Jelinek /The Flintridge Proper
Named 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.