Bombay Bramble


Bombay Sapphire has launched a brand new flavoured gin experience called Bombay Bramble. The new addition to the growing Bombay Sapphire range features a 100% natural berry infusion.


  • Bombay Bramble was launched at an exclusive, by-invitation-only event in trendy Rosebank.
  • The berry gin variant contains no added sugar, artificial colourants or artificial flavourants.
  • Based on a 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by balancing a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world.
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The Sandton Times joined celebrity guests for a brunch party on the rooftop of the Radisson RED to welcome the blackberry and raspberry infused Bombay Bramble, which promises a summer of crimson sunsets and refreshing berry gin cocktails. On arrival, guests were whisked up to the roof in a lift perfumed with the smell of berries in a tantalising foretaste of what was to come – blindfolded, mind you.


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Billed as the ultimate brunch party, the event was hosted by radio personality Ayanda MVP, who welcomed guests to the party and who revealed the inspiration behind Bombay Bramble. Image: The Sandton Times

Ayanda and Bacardi’s Portfolio Brand Ambassador, Cameron Hawkins, had an engaging session.

With Bombay Bramble we can now offer even the most discerning gin drinkers an inviting but sophisticated fruit flavour, while maintaining a balanced, premium taste profile that makes it ideal for cocktail creativity. It’s bright, it’s fun and it’s full of flavour – and it’s going to set the tone for a spectacularly memorable summer.

// Bacardi’s Portfolio Brand Ambassador, Cameron Hawkins


Easy to mix and perfect for cocktail experimentation due to its rich bold berry flavour, Bombay Bramble adds a dazzle of crimson to the classic G&T. The first flavoured gin from Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Bramble captures a delicious essence of berries, which are harvested at the peak of their ripeness and flavour. The natural infusion made from the fruits is subtly blended with the brand’s signature vapour-distilled gin, allowing its distinctive botanical and juniper notes to shine through.


Our Master of Botanicals and our Master Distiller set out to create a unique new gin that had a strong heritage but that was markedly different and extraordinary – and they’ve definitely achieved that. Bombay Bramble is a contemporary gin with a bold and unique flavour profile that’s sure to be a hit.

// Bacardi Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director, Francois Portier


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Illustrating just how well Bombay Bramble stirs creativity was Nkuli Khanyile, Gauteng Trade Ambassador for Bacardi, during an engaging interactive mixology session. Image: The Sandton Times

The expert mixologist showcased just how Bombay Sapphire’s 100% natural, berry-infused flavour provides a contemporary twist on the iconic 1980s cocktail called The Bramble. Served with crushed ice, Bombay Bramble oozes sophistication and is an ideal drink to enjoy on a summer’s day. It also serves as the perfect base for a reimagination of the renowned Clover Club cocktail, created during the belle epoque at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford hotel, highlighting the original drink’s bold raspberry heritage while adding a hint of blackberries. The Clover Club cocktail was the summer drink of choice among the writers, lawyers and captains of industry who gathered at the Bellevue-Stratford.


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Make-up artist and influencer Emma de Kock relished the chance to show off her vibrant Fuschia top in a nod to the dress code which took its cue from Bombay Bramble’s bold flavour. Image: The Sandton Times

A lighter option is Bombay Bramble and ‘sonic’, which features equal parts of tonic and soda water. This combination brings out the gin’s subtle crimson hue, creating a visually striking drink with a light, fresh and balanced taste. A lively addition to Bombay Sapphire’s growing range of premium gins, Bombay Bramble brings not only a carefree new flavour to the social scene, but also an eye-catching deep berry hue, and is available from retailers and in bars and restaurants nationwide.


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