Yes, the Gin is my Jam cocktail has actual jam in it. WHY NOT? It’s a lot easier than making a syrup, and a great way to use the last bits of a jar of raspberry jam. Although I suppose you could also use strawberry?
This was the first time that we made this recipe, so we used a more neutral London Dry gin. HOWEVER, it’s also great to pair with your favorite floral or citrus gin. We are lucky to have New Columbia Distillers up the road from us, and their Green Hat Citrus Floral does the trick, too.
Gin is my Jam Cocktail
- 2 Oz. Gin
- 1.5 Oz. Sweet and sour mix – use homemade
- 1 Tsp. Raspberry jam
- Combine all of your ingredients into your cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake vigoriously, perhaps a bit longer than you normally would to really break up the jam.
- Double strain into your coupe glass.
The best ways to make the Gin is my Jam
Using fresh ingredients is always best if you can swing it. Making your own sweet and sour mix is easy, and really good if you have fresh lemons and limes that you can squeeze. Combine equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup with 1/2 part of lime juice for a homemade sour mix.
Use as much raspberry jam as you like, or add even more. If you are at the end of your jar, and you’d rather not scrape things, use the jam jar as your mixer. Just add your gin and sour mix to the jam jar and shake it up there. You may, or may not, want to double strain things.
You can also use this technique to make the Gin and Tea cocktail that uses marmalade. This drink also lets you use jam instead of syrup, a time saver and a way to not waste the last bits of jam.