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  • Writer's pictureEmily

Saskatoon Orange Bramble

This one is a dangerously delicious cocktail, made with citrus, Saskatoon berry liqueur, vodka, and little bit of sweet.

Although brambles are usually made with gin, I swapped it for vodka and added a little prairie spin on the classic cocktail - Saskatoon berry liqueur.

If you know anything about the Canadian prairies, you know that Saskatoon berries are notorious for growing in the region. So notorious, in fact, that I live in a city with the same name as the small, purple berry. As they are quite tart, they are perfect for sweetening up in any dessert such as a berry crisp or turning into a syrup.

Something I didn't know until year ago, was that these could also be used in alcohol. My mom got me a bottle of the Saskatoon Liqueur from Lucky Bastard Distillery which based here in Saskatoon. It is SO good I will pour it over ice and somehow be in a100% better mood. Anyway, it is so very good, I would highly recommend.

Saskatoon Liqueur can be found here or in liquor stores around Saskatchewan - I usually find it at Sobey's Liquor.

Saskatoon Orange Bramble


  • 5 mint leaves

  • 1 ounce orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • 1 ounce vodka

  • 1 ounce Saskatoon Berry Liqueur (see notes)


  1. In a cocktail shaker or jar, add the mint and orange juice. Use a muddle to press the mint and orange juice together.

  2. Add the maple syrup or honey, a handful of ice, vodka, Saskatoon liqueur and seal the shaker.

  3. Shake until the cocktail is completed cooled.

  4. Strain over a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice and mint leaves

  5. Enjoy!


If you can't find Saskatoon berry liqueur or don't have it in your region, feel free to swap it out for another one of your favourite liqueurs. What you'll want to add is a little sweetness and a bit more flavour.

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