Well, today is World Gin Day and everybody is talking about the Ginaissance that’s happening here in the UK, (nothing at all to do with all the voting we’ve been required to do recently, I’m sure).

For me, drinking a gin and tonic always brings my grandfather to mind. An ex-naval officer, as soon as the “sun was over the yardarm” there would be a G&T sat on a little drinks tray (next to his pipe), and you’d know he wasn’t far away.

Julia Child (now in her 81st year), famously attributed her longevity to gin (and red meat), so I’m sure she’ll be delighted to know that you can now have it on toast…

Gin Jam is a happy by-product of Pinkster Gin, an agreeably rosy gin made from fresh, British raspberries. The jam itself is made from leftover gin-soaked fruit, too mushy to make the grade for Pinkster’s Boozy Berries. So less waste, and the perfect excuse to have gin for breakfast, lunch and tea! (Oh, go on – it is World Gin Day afterall.)

That’s my jam!

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