This Drink is Literally My Jam
Where do you stand on gin? Are you pro-gin or anti-gin? I’ve learned that people have very strong opinions about this matter! Until recently, I avoided gin drinks. I always thought gin had way too strong of a botanical taste…almost pine like. This drink changed my mind!
A gin jammer is versatile. Use your favorite gin, I use Seagram’s, and then add your favorite jam and any other flavors to the mix. Shake it all together with ice and you’ve got a perfect warm weather cocktaiil! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different gins. You might not like Seagram and find that you like Tanqueray. Truthfully, that can be said about any liquor. Each brand is so different.
Gin: Again, I prefer to use Seagram’s but you can use the brand of your choosing!
Jam: Using a cheap jam will be noticeable in this drink and could potentially make it too sweet. I always choose Bonne Maman. The brand features natural ingredients and superior fruits.
Lemon: The lemon pairs so well with the blackberry and adds the perfect sharpness to the drink. I definitely recommend using fresh lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice or lemon extract of any kind. Fresh is best
Let’s make a drink:
- Cocktail shaker (or a mason jar and lid plus sieve)
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Coupe glass
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp blackberry jam
- 3/4 cup ice
- Lemon slices
- Club soda – optional
Add gin, lemon juice, and jam to a shaker filled with ice. Shake shake shake for 30 seconds and then pour contents (minus any seeds, ice) into coupe glass. Top with a splash of club soda to add a pop of carbonation and garnish with a lemon spiral or slices to impress your friends 🍋
This dark and mysterious drink has a light and bright flavor. Definitely let me know if you give it a try.
Cheers!! (And drink responsibly)
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Blackberry Lemon Gin Jammer
The Blackberry Lemon Gin Jammer is a refreshing and beautiful cocktail. A mixture of gin, lemon juice, and blackberry jam. Shaken, not stirred
- Add gin, lemon juice, and jam to a shaker filled with ice
- Shake shake shake for 30 seconds and then pour contents (minus any seeds and ice) into coupe glass
- Top with a splash of club soda to add a pop of carbonation and garnish with a lemon spiral or slices
- Club soda is optional to add a bit of carbonation. Could also be used to convert this into a mocktail. Would just omit the gin