Gin & {Cranberry-Orange} Jam Cocktail

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

Monday started #CranberryWeek, a fun week hosted by Caroline at Caroline’s Cooking, and I kicked things off with making a Cranberry Orange Marmalade. The sweet and bitter spread is worth making now, so that you can enjoy a taste of fall with morning toast, fall entertaining (on baked brie or a cheeseboard) or in today’s recipe, but it’s also one worth bookmarking in case you buy too many cranberries this month – the marmalade will last for months. 


For my second recipe of the week, I wanted to give you an easy recipe to use that marmalade – you know, in case the other ideas I gave you earlier this week wasn’t enough. For a while, I’d been wanting to try a Gin & Jam Cocktail. Sounded easy, and sounded like a fun way to make a seasonal cocktail. Any jam or marmalade you have on hand will do, but using cranberry-orange marmalade was a my nod to the season. (Thanksgiving signature cocktail anyone?)

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

The cocktail is both sweet from the marmalade, and savory, from the juniper notes in the gin. I found it came together best when the gin and marmalade or jam was shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker and then transferred to a glass and topped with club soda – you could simply stir the ingredients together but the marmalade doesn’t get as well incorporated into the drink. 

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

Before I get to the recipe, I just wanted to share all of the other delicious cranberry recipes being shared today. Check them out below, or search #CranberryWeek on social media.

 

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A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

Gin & {Cranberry-Orange} Jam Cocktail

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 158 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. cranberry-orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 oz. good quality gin
  • club soda about 2-4 oz.

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add marmalade and gin. Shake to combine. Pour into a highball glass - no need to strain unless you want to. Top with club soda and serve immediately.

A customizable, 3-ingredient cocktail made from ingredients you likely always have on hand, this Gin & (Cranberry Orange) Jam Cocktail is a refreshing fall sipper. 

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