THE UNFOLDING STORY

It’s been an exciting, frustrating journey so far and it’s not over yet …

So here’s where we’ll share our story as it unfolds, the highs, the lows. The successes and not-quite-so-successes.

This is for anyone who’s interested in our story as it happens. Especially if you’re kind enough to support our business through buying a bottle or two!

The Periscope

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This is the cocktail that got us into gin many years ago.

Light and lemony with a soft top – just like a lemon meringue pie. Delicious with or without the egg-white – as you prefer. Either way, you’re in for a treat.

periscope FBHere’s how you make it:

1.5 shots Jam Jar Gin
1 shot St. Germain elderflower liqueur
0.25 shot lemon juice
0.25 shot lime juice
Half an egg-white
Pop the ingredients into a cocktail tin with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into cocktail glass.
The elderflower of the St Germain, combines beautifully with the creaminess of Jam Jar Gin and the lemon and lime underline the citric bite. Tremendous!

The Last Word

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This is the Last Word

Super tangy, super balanced. A bloody marvellous, classic cocktail

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Here’s how you make it:

0.75 shot Jam Jar Gin
0.75 shot Green Chartreuse Liqueur
0.75 shot Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
0.75 shot lime juice
0.5 shot mineral water

Shake with ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Nothing more to say.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

U OK hun?

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U OK, hun?

A variation on one of Difford’s classics, that gives honey, fruity sweetness with a bite.

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The honey, apple and wine balance out the gin & whisk(e)y. We find a smooth Scotch or Irish works best.

Here’s how you make it:
3 spoons of runny honey
1 shot of Jam Jar Gin
1 shot of whisk(e)y
0.75 shot of Sauvignon Blanc wine (or similar)
1 shot of apple juice
Pop the ingredients into a cocktail tin with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into cocktail glass. Honey spoon and bee garnish (the bee landed whilst we were taking the pic!) optional.
To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

Jam Jar Julep

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This is a classic Gin Julep.

Well balanced and delicious and perfect for showing off the distinctive flavour of our gin.

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Here’s how you make it:

Half a dozen or so mint leaves
2.5 shots of Jam Jar Gin
0.5 to 0.75 shot of sugar syrup (depending on taste)
2 or 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters.

Bash the mint leaves in the base of a cocktail shaker enough to release the flavour, but not to pulverise them. Pop the rest of the ingredients in the shaker with plenty of ice. Shake till it’s really cold and fine strain into a glass with a large ice cube to keep it that way. Delicious.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

Jam Lee

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Meet the Jam Lee.

A fruity & exceptionally well-balanced creation – the smoothness of Jam Jar Gin and the roundness of rum (we used Banks rum for this one).

stanleyThe citric lemon and sweet pomegranate provide the perfect match for the gin & rum in this delightful take on a classic cocktail.

Here’s how you make it

2  shots Jam Jar Gin

1 shot Rum

0.5 shots lemon juice

0.5 shots pomegranate (grenadine) syrup

Pop the ingredients in a cocktail tin and shake with ice till really cold, then fine strain into a coupette glass.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

Gin and Tropic

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Meet the Gin & Tropic

The grapefruit bite, sharpness of the wine and creamy sweetness of Benedictine combine beautifully with the gin to create a sharp, fruity drink with a satisfying punch.

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Here’s how you make it:


2 shots Jam Jar Gin
1 shot Benedictine D.O.M. Liqueur
2 shots Sauvignon Blanc Wine (or similar)
2 shots grapefruit juice
0.5 shot lemon juice

Pop the ingredients in a cocktail tin with plenty of ice, then shake until really cold. Fine strain into cocktail glass and sip decadently.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

 

 

The Long Blush

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Meet the Long Blush

blushSharpness and sweetness combine marvellously in this elegant, long, refreshing remake of a classic.

Here’s how to make it
 
2 shots Jam Jar Gin
0.5 shot of Cointreau Triple Sec
0.5 shot of grenadine (pomegranate) syrup
0.5 shot of lemon juice
(+ topped up with Soda)
 
Pour all of the ingredients (except the soda water) into a cocktail tin, add ice and shake till really cold. Strain into a champagne flute, then top up with the soda water. Delicious.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

Jollywood

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Meet the Jollywood

jollywood 6This sharp, creamy, decadent and utterly delicious drink is a gin adaptation of the wonderful Hollywood cocktail.

Completely OTT, but great fun. Half cocktail, half pudding, all bloody marvellous.

Here’s how you make it:

2 shots Jam Jar Gin
2 shots ruby grapefruit juice
1 shot double cream
0.5 shot of pomegranate (grenadine) syrup.

Pop the ingredients in a cocktail tin and shake for a full 30 seconds – initially without ice. Then add ice and shake again till bitingly cold. Finally, strain into a champagne glass and sip decadently.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop

Jamibaldi

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This is the Jamibaldi.

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Perfectly balanced, sharp and rich – our take on the classic Garibaldi cocktail. And here’s how you make it:

1.25 shots Jam Jar Gin
0.75 shot Campari
1 shot apple (or apple and mango) juice

Just pop the ingredients into a cocktail tin with plenty of ice and stir until it’s bitingly cold. Then fine strain into a whisky glass and add a giant ice cube.

Bloody marvellous.

To buy some lovely Jam Jar Gin to make it with, pop along to www.jamjargin.com/shop.