Gin and Jam

September 26, 2013

I have to confess, when Karen told me she was making jam, I was jealous. Why, you ask? Because it’s down in Los Angeles and I’m up here in the Bay Area! Selfish reasons of course. Oh, and did I mention that it was a boozy jam? I knew I had to follow suit. Jam is a perfect cocktail ingredient – sugar and fruit. I immediately thought of my trip to NYC a few years back and a stop at Madam Geneva for one of their delicious gin and jams. While they make their jam in house, I picked up a jar of polka raspberry from INNA jam. Avoiding the urge to eat it straight from the jar, I mixed up this lovely cocktail for you. Think of it as an adult raspberry lemonade . . . perfect for the weekend.

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam Cocktail Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Gin and Jam

A refreshing gin cocktail using jam and lemon that is simple to make
Servings: 1 cocktail



  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and jam to your mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into a double old fashioned glass over crushed ice.
  4. Top with a spoonful of jam, and stir it in while you sip.

(images by HonestlyYUM)


Absolutely love your creative idea with Gin and Jam! Can I post it on my blog? Thanks for sharing!

Looks gorgeous! I’ll definitely try to make this cocktail for my husband! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Can i ask how long it lasts for in a fridge please? thinking of commercial use

How about an Old Fashioned (bourbon and sweet vermouth) with a little marmalade in case you are out of oranges?

Saw this on Pinterest and I’m enjoying one right now (minus the gorgeous crushed ice). YUM!

You guys make my weeknight drinking so much fancier 😉 Can’t wait to sip on this tonight!!!

Yes please! I’ll take two. At approximately 5pm tomorrow. Seriously though- what a lovely cocktail! I love using jam this way and I’m glad to see someone else do the same (my husband gave me strange looks when I tried it the first time). Cheers!

I could try this alcoholic jam, not for breakfast…

Now I have something to serve my guests this weekend. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

Just made my first jam cocktail tonight (plum jam with bourbon) and hooked for life! I’m going to have to try this one next 🙂

That’s awesome Erin. Plum jam is probably my fave. I grew up with a plum tree in my backyard, and my mom would make dozens of jars every year.

Love the addition of the jam. How inventive! My best friend makes boozy jams (think strawberry champagne) and they are so good. I’ll have to steal a jar to make this! Thank you for sharing!

OMG, yes!! Strawberry champagne would be delicious. Definitely hit up your friend for some of the goods and let me know how it goes..

Hey guys, I’m a huge fan of your site .. this drink sounds lovely. You ought to try the cocktails my brother has
created at 1760. He too has a jam & gin cocktail. You’d love it! Thanks for all of the beautiful & tasty tips.!!
You rock!

I love a good jam cocktail, but I have yet to see the whole jam-on-a-spoon garnish. Very nice!

Stunningly gorgeous, Todd! I am completely enamored with your background, trading in your bar towel and moving into photography in the food and spirits world. You certainly made the right move. So glad you dropped by my blog and ecstatic to have found yours. Jam on a spoon never looked so sexy and, yes, it is the perfect cocktail ingredient…condensed fruit and simply syrup. Adult raspberry limeade? Yes, please! Thanks for sharing, Todd. Will pin to group boards at Pinterest!

Thank you Stacy!! Thrilled you like the site. It makes all the hard work truly worth it. Also, I can’t wait to see what you do next over at WGK. Cheers!

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