Gin is my Jam FI

Gin is my Jam Cocktail

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?

Gin is my Jam Cocktail with ingredients
Such a lovely color.

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

Use your leftover bits of raspberry jam for this great cocktail, Gin is my Jam


  • 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.


To make your own sweet and sour mix, it’s super easy!
Combine 1 part lemon juice and 1 part simple syrup with 1/2 part lime juice. Make any quantity you like with these proportions and store in the fridge. It has a limited shelf life.

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.

Gin is my Jam Ingredients
Use raspberry jam for this drink, or mix it up with some strawberry jam.

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.

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