Pine Valley Bramble

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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5 cups brewed hibiscus tea

1 1/4 cups gin 

1 cup Blackberry Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1 cup fresh lemon juice 

1/4 cup creme de mure 

Blackberries, for garnish 

Blackberry Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

One 6-ounce container blackberries 


  1. Combine the hibiscus tea, gin, Blackberry Simple Syrup, lemon juice and creme de mure in a pitcher. Taste for balance and adjust as necessary. Pour into rocks glasses over fresh ice, garnish with a blackberry and serve.

Blackberry Simple Syrup:

Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
  1. First make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  2. Add 1 cup of the cooled simple syrup to a blender with the berries and blend until smooth. Strain out the seeds and pulp before using.
  3. Keep any remaining simple syrup in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.