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!

Looking Beyond the G&T this World Gin Day

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World Gin Day is an exciting time to get together with friends, get behind your favourite gin, and discover new ones. But don’t be afraid to look beyond the G&T. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a tremendous drink, but we think that World Gin Day should be a chance to branch out a little.

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The quintessential British G&T (Photo: Jam Jar Gin)

 

So this World Gin Day, using our the luxury London Dry Gin – we’re encouraging people to explore other classic, contemporary and creative drinks, as well as celebrating the classic G&T.

We’re sharing three marvellous suggestions, along with some bloody marvellous places to try them.

There’s nothing quite like a G&T. The quintessentially British drink, perfect for long summer evenings. Refreshing and delicious. But don’t stop there, Gin – especially London Dry Gin – is so very versatile, that there are plenty of other delicious libations to try.

Take the Martinez, for example. One of the classic cocktails and said my many to be the grandfather of the martini. Delicate, complex and delicious, it’s a perfect cocktail to for a warm summer evening.

The Martinez [Photo Credit Adam Roberts]

The Martinez
[Photo Credit Adam Roberts]

And few places make it better than the Zetter Townhouse in London. Guy and the team there will be only too pleased to recreate this classic for you.

With a simplicity of ingredients that belies the complexity of the drink – 30ml Jam Jar Gin, 30ml Italian Vermouth, 2.5ml Maraschino Liqueur and 3 Dashes of Bokers Bitters.

Or if you’re looking for something more contemporary, try this little beauty, made by Reuben Gordon in Harvey Nichols.

The Solar Spritz (Photo Credit Max Williams / Reuben Gordon)

The Solar Spritz
(Photo Credit Max Williams / Reuben Gordon)

He calls it a Solar Spritz and it’s made with 35ml Jam Jar Gin, 15ml Solerno, 25ml Fresh Lime Juice, 10ml of Orgeat, 10ml of Sugar Syrup and a couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters. Or just pop along to Harvey Nichols in Birmingham and he or one of the team will be only too happy to make you one.

 

Or perhaps something that really dials it up – like this creation from the new cocktail menu at the First Aid Box – recently voted one of the top 50 bars in London by Conde Nast Traveller.

The Jar Head (Photo Credit: First Aid Box)

The Jar Head
(Photo Credit: First Aid Box)

They call it the Jar Head and it features Jam Jar Gin, White Chocolate, Rosemary Sugar, Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberries. Delicious. Visit them in Herne Hill and let Chris and Dave work their magic for you.

So, on World Gin Day, a G&T is always tremendous, but perhaps it’s a good opportunity to look a little further afield and make something bloody marvellous. Responsibly, of course.

Jam Jar Gin in Fair Verona

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This marvellous creation was made by our friend Claudio Peri, using Jam Jar Gin over at The Soda Jerk in Verona.

Soda Jerk Cocktail

Another amazing creation from Claudio at the Soda Jerk

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene.

But no ancient grudge here. Far from it. Rather a star-cross’d combination of our gin and world class cocktail expertise ending up in this superb creation.

And here’s the recipe

45ml Jam Jar Gin
10ml lime
15ml lemon
35ml raspberry syrup (50% brix)
25ml pineapple extract
3 dashes pink grapefruit bitter
10ml egg white

Shake and strain, then add drops of orange oils and dried rose petals.

Cin! Cin!

And when you’re next in Verona, make sure you don’t miss a visit to his tremendous bar

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

last word

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.

 julep - compressed

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