Bloody Marvellous Recipes — maraschino

The Gorse Flower cocktail made with Jam Jar Gin

Gorse Flower (and Kissing)

“When Gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season” – so goes the old saying – from the belief that it’s always flowering somewhere. Our GORSE FLOWER cocktail brings out the best in Jam Jar Gin with this foragers’ delight and its rich coconut-like fragrance, growing in abundance in our woods at the moment. The flavour Matching coconut-infused maraschino and a gorse flower hydrosol with the citric creaminess of Jam Jar Gin to create a drink that lifts your spirits like a crisp, sunny spring day. Here's how you make it. Ingredients: (for one drink) 40ml Jam Jar Gin...

Read more →

Gin Crusta cocktail made with Jam Jar Gin

Gin Crusta

Another delightful cocktail that you should definitely try. The tell-tale sign of the Gin Crusta is the sugar-crusted glass rim. It's actually an adaptation of the Daisy - a general name used for cocktails with orange liqueur.  The flavour The added bite of the maraschino liqueur works beautifully in this drink, and is sweetened by the caster sugar on the glass. Here's how you make it. Ingredients: 40ml Jam Jar Gin 20ml Orange Liqueur (e.g. Cointreau) 20ml Lemon Juice 2.5ml Maraschino Liqueur (e.g. Luxardo) 2.5ml Sugar Syrup 3 dashes Boker’s bitters Slice of Orange Caster Sugar (for dusting) Slice of Lemon Peel (for garnish) Method:...

Read more →

The classic Martinez made with Jam Jar Gin

Meet the Martinez

The Martinez is often called ‘the father of the martini’. It's a delicate yet complex drink and one of our all-time favourites. It also works particularly well with Jam Jar Gin.   The flavour The sharpness of the maraschino really brings out the citric hit of our London Dry Gin - which comes from raspberry leaves - giving a refreshing, tart bite as you first taste it. Right after that, the mellow sweet vermouth combines gently with the gin's unusually long creaminess to create a soft, smooth ending to the drink. After which, there's nothing to do but enjoy another sip of this great, but often overlooked libation. Here's how...

Read more →