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6 Cocktail Recipes That Will Seriously Upgrade Your Gin & Soda

Inspiration to help you celebrate bars reopening in Montreal.

6 cocktail recipes that will seriously upgrade your gin soda

As restrictions continue to ease across the province, a lot of people are jumping at the chance to get back out and rediscover their neighbourhood bars. Slowly but surely, life is going back to normal and people are returning to their old routines.

Even if your favourite local spot hasn't changed much since your last visit, you may notice that their menus have gotten a bit of a revamp.

At least that's the case at these six Montreal restaurants, which have all recently started serving Bombay Bramble: Riverside St-Henri, Burgundy Lion, Wolf & Workman, Bar Palco, Beatrice Ristorante and Mile Public House.

This new, bold gin is bursting with 100% natural flavours and a unique blackberry-raspberry taste — all with no added sugar. On your next night out, you can elevate your go-to gin and tonic, or look for a cocktail made with Bombay Bramble instead.

Not ready to head back out just yet? No problem. You can try these recipes at home during your own personal happy hour.

Bombay Bramble & Tonic

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Pour the Bombay Bramble gin into a wine glass
  • Add ice cubes
  • Pour in the tonic water
  • Garnish with the lemon wedge

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Bramble

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bombay Bramble gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Lemon wedgeBlackberries

Directions:

  1. Combine the Bombay Bramble gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a small glass
  2. Add crushed ice
  3. Garnish with the lemon wedge and blackberries

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Gin Spritz

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Bombay Bramble gin
  • 2 oz of sparkling wine
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 oz of soda
  • Lemon slice

Directions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a wine glass
  2. Add ice cubes
  3. Garnish with the lemon slice

Bramble & Sonic

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour the Bombay Bramble into a glass
  2. Add ice cubes, tonic water and soda water
  3. Garnish with the lemon wedge

Bramble Sour

Gracieuseté de Bombay Sapphire

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bombay Bramble gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ½ an egg white
  • 4 blackberries
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour the Bombay Bramble gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a martini shaker with ice cubes
  2. Shake until well blended
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass
  4. Top with the blackberries and mint leaves

Bramble & Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bombay Bramble gin
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Mint leaves
  • Soda water

Directions:

  1. Crush the Bombay Bramble, mint leaves, bitters, sugar and lime juice into a large glass to release the flavours.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Fill the glass with soda water.

Innovation and craftsmanship set this new gin apart from others, primarily because of Bombay Sapphire's unique Vapour Infusion process, which results in a well-balanced gin that is dry, fresh and vibrant.

Instead of using artificial flavours, colours or added sugar after distillation, freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries are used to create a rich fruit infusion.

Whether you're toasting to the reopening of patios or simply looking for unique drinks to try with friends, Bombay Bramble can transform any basic gin-based drink into a delightful cocktail.

Bombay Bramble

Price : $29.95

Where : Available from the SAQ and select retailers

Details : A new fruit-infused gin from the makers of Bombay Sapphire makes a delicious substitute for gin in your favourite cocktails.

To find out more about Bombay Bramble, visit the SAQ website or check out Bombay Sapphire on Facebook or Instagram.

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This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.