This Blackberry Gin and Jam couldn’t be easier to make! A delicious 6-ingredient winter gin cocktail made with sweet marionberry jam, lemon, St. Germain and rosemary, perfect for entertaining!
Friends, let me introduce you to your favorite new cocktail, the Blackberry Gin and Jam!
It’s actually made with marionberry jam. A marionberry is basically an awesome blackberry that is sweeter and larger than a normal blackberry. In fact, it is known as the “Cabernet of Blackberries” for it’s body and complexity. First bred in 1956 by George F. Waldo in Marion, Oregon (hence its name), the marionberry is a cross between the Chehalem and the Olallieberry blackberries. That’s soo interesting. Why do I care?
Um, because they are delicious. And they, like all blackberries, are super high is polyphenols and antioxidants, such as ellagic acid, vitamin C (yep, that’s an antioxidant!) and anthocyanin, to name a few, that can aid in fighting cancer, promoting heart health, and even prevent mental decline! Plus, they are so yummy and the color is just gorgeous. That is a lot of reasons to eat berries! Summer is typically the season for these super berries, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. You can still enjoy them in some delicious jam! Even better? You can enjoy delicious marionberry jam in my winter cocktail, a Blackberry Gin and Jam!
This Blackberry Gin and Jam is the perfect winter cocktail, with a mix of gin, sweet blackberry, and fresh rosemary! It’s not overly sweet, and doesn’t use any simple syrup, just the sweetness of the jam and elderflower liqueur, so it’s super simple. And with the added benefit of antioxidants, well… I’m not saying it’s healthy, but you could do a lot worse with a cocktail.
Serve this delicious winter cocktail at your next holiday gathering and your guests will love you. Or better yet, stay home with your honey and cuddle up with a couple of them by the fire and have yourselves a merry little winter!
This Blackberry Gin and Jam couldn't be easier to make! A delicious 6-ingredient winter gin cocktail made with sweet marionberry jam, lemon, St. Germain and rosemary, perfect for entertaining!
- 1 oz gin
- 1/2 oz elderflower liquor, such as St. Germain
- 1/2 tbsp blackberry (marionberry) jam
- Squeeze of lemon
- 5-6 Fresh rosemary leaves
- 4 oz club soda
- Sprig rosemary for garnish
- In a shaker, add ice, gin, elderflower liquor, jam, lemon, and rosemary leaves. Shake vigorously to combine.
- Strain into a chilled glass and top with club soda. Add a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Enjoy!
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This post is sponsored by Oregon Berries. All opinions are my own.