Gin, fruits and herbs compliment each other very well in cocktails. I had been searching for that spring cocktail to share and as usual, the components all came together for a harmonious blend of intoxicating flavor that resonates all things spring.
I wanted to feature the delicious jams that my friend Melisa makes (see her guest post submission below with the recipe!!) She suggested a very simple Strawberry Jam recipe that reminded me of the jams my grandmother used to make. Nostalgia paired beautifully with Gin, Jam and Sage for this cocktail that simply makes me smile! Thank you Melisa for the suggestion and the recipe through your guest post! Enjoy!
1 oz Gin
1 tsp strawberry jam (see Melissa's recipe below)
Juice from 1 lemon
Hellfire bitters to taste ( I used 7-8 drops)
3 oz sparkling water
In a small tin shaker add Ice, Gin, Jam, Lemon Juice and Hellfire bitters. Slap 3-4 sage leaves to release the oils and add to tin. Shake vigorously until tin is VERY cold to the touch. Pour into your favorite sippin vessel and add sparkling water, Cheers!
Melisa's Jam Recipe/Guest Post
Step-by- step grandmother`s recipe of a strawberry jam
Many of us love summer not for a good weather only but also for a chance to
enjoy one of the most delicious berry, which a strawberry is. So you and your close
people could enjoy it when it is cold outside, it is worth to think about a strawberry jam
Being little kids, many of us saw our grandmothers to make a jam and it seemed
as if a total magic ritual. Besides a truly delicious dainty came out of two ingredients
only, strawberries and sugar.
You are able to do this kind of magic yourself following a recipe below:
Strawberry – 1 kg
Sugar – 1 kg
Sort out all the strawberry you have putting away all the rotten ones wash out
well in multi-water and delete sepals. You may cut in two those berries, which are rather
big. Put strawberries into enamel pan and cover with sugar.
Put the pan on fire and bring to the boil. Boil it for 5 minutes on a moderate heat.
Simmer for 5 minutes on a moderate heat skimming.
Put a pan aside and leave it for some time to get cold covering with a clean
towel. It might take about 10 hours.
Put a cold jam on fire, bring to the boil, skim, boil thoroughly for 5 minutes and
put aside. Leave the jam for the second time until it is cooled down.
Bring the jam to the boil for the third time, boil thoroughly for 5 minutes, put aside
and cool down during an hour. Pour the jam into sterilized cans and close with sterilized
covers. A strawberry jam is boiled for three times just so it was not looking like an
unpleasant mixture but looked good.
Now you know the secret and can surprise your friends and relatives with a tasty
About the author: Melisa Marzett is an excellent writer of guest posts, see a collection of her works on her Google profile, Currently Melisa is writing for Sky Writing Service. she creates brilliant posts for use at college assignments or the workplace.