Ginuary 22nd: Gin & Jam.

I’m finally on the upswing from this darn head cold, so much so that today was my first day back at work. Not enough so that I could handle a full day… I was ready to pass out about three hours before the end of my shift. Ah well. Maybe tomorrow.

That meant that tonight’s drink needed to be simple, because I’ve been ready for bed since I got home. Luckily, I just picked up some awesome new jam while I was out at Bangor the other day.

Gin & Jam

  • 60ml gin (I used Tanq No. Ten)
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp raspberry jam (& spoonful for garnish)


Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain over crushed ice in a double old fashioned glass, or something of that ilk.
Top with a spoonful of jam, and stir it in while you drink.


For some reason I thought there would be some soda water top up or something involved with this, but NOPE! Simple and delicious and straight forward. I love a classic booze/sugar/lemon/FUN hit. So many possibilities. And yet still simple. Perfect choice; just what today needed.