Cherry Jam with Masons Yorkshire Gin, Cherry Brandy and Lime Juice
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in the world, she walks into mine" - Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart says the immortal line from the classic film Casablanca (1942). Its mix of romance, nostalgia and intrigue, shaken with a little despair and corruption, created an incandescent heat right through the film.
Everybody comes to Ricks, some to escape, some for a drink, a Cointreau perhaps, or for those seeking to quench their thirst in the desert heat, a Singapore Sling. We have friend's who come to 'Shelly's' to escape and sample various cocktails including this classic, and we use our jam as the cocktail base!
A softer more 'Continental ' set than some of our preserves, this really helps in the various uses such as to mix a few heaped spoonfuls into a good quality vanilla ice-cream and pour a shot of Amaretto over the top, it's like cherry bakewell on a spoon - just a heavenly indulgence when settling down to watch a movie.
Other suggestions that have been tried, tested and approved by our customers include smothering it on the top of chocolate brownies or as the filling in cakes, and added to a cold refreshing glass of Rose and stirred in...it really is delicious!
Ingredients: Sugar, Morello Cherries, Masons Yorkshire Gin (4%), Cherry Brandy (1%), Lemon Juice, Apple Pectin (Gelling Agent)
Prepared with 38g of fruit per 100g, total sugar content 68g per 100g