Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic

August 23, 2019Sew White

Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic is my new favourite drink! Adding jam is a quick way of adding a new taste to a classic gin and tonic.

Happy Friday! It’s time for a cocktail and I’ve been making a gorgeous range of G&Ts recently and this happens to be my favourite. Mixing jam into the gin to make a really fruit gin and tonic that can be adapted a million different ways. I’ve used shop bought jams and my own homemade jams too. I’ve found using Whitley Neill gin works really to balance the sweetness while keeping their delicious flavour.

Strawberry Jam gin and tonic

Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic made with mixing jam in to gin and topping up with gallybird premium tonic water.

I loved seeing the jam and large pieces of strawberries in the glass. You can use chunky or smooth jam in this recipe. It’s just my preference to use chunky to add some extra texture to the finished drink.

A close up of the gin balloon glass with ice and the strawberry jam and gin mixture waiting to be topped up with tonic water.

How to make Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic

It sounds like adding jam to gin might be tricky or fiddly but it’s so super easy. It’s now my favourite way to adding flavour to a G&T without buying expensive other liqueurs.

For 2 Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonics add 3 heaped teaspoons of strawberry jam to a glass. Pour over the gin and give it a really good stir. After a few stirs the jam will start to break up in the gin.

Gallybird tonic water ready to be poured over the strawberry jam and gin mix

Gallybird Tonic Recipes

Pour into the gin balloon glass with a good few ice cubes and top up with tonic. I used Gallybird Premium tonic water for this recipe. They recently sent me a few bottles to try out and I love it. It has a very fine tuned flavour. Which I’ve rigorously tested to find it works with a variety of gins. It’s also sugar free and has no calories so why not give it a try.

“Created in the heart of Sussex, Gallybird is the first sugar free premium tonic water sweetened purely with stevia leaf extract and expertly blended using the highest quality natural ingredients. It has the perfect balance of subtle sweetness with a little extra sparkle to give a feather light, delicious tasting tonic. Thanks to the power of plants Gallybird is a healthy alternative to the sugary tonics currently on the market. Those who enjoy a tipple finally have a natural and unique mixer option with no sugar and nothing to hide.”

Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic Recipe

Golden red and orange gin and tonic balloon glasses with the Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic. Decorated with a strawberry as decoration.

Raspberry jam gin cocktail

If you have raspberry jam you can turn that it into a gin and tonic too. Raspberry jam gin cocktail is the same to make like this strawberry one. Add the jam to a glass, add the gin and mix together. Add to the cocktail glass and top up with the tonic. Raspberry jam works so well for an easy to make cocktail. Add some fresh raspberries to the glass for extra raspberry goodness.

The glasses are the gorgeous LSA glasses from Elys Wimbledon. Read more about my summer haul from them here.

Sunset red gin and tonic made with Strawberry Jam and Whitley Neill Gin and Gallybird Tonic

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Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic

Sisley White
Strawberry Jam Gin and Tonic is my new favourite drink! Adding jam is a
quick way of adding a new taste to a classic gin and tonic.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine English
Servings 2 servings
Calories 100 kcal


  • 2 gin balloon glasses
  • jigger or measuring jug
  • spoon


  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 100 ml gin
  • ice cubes
  • tonic water
  • fresh strawberries for decoration


  • In a glass mix the strawberry jam and gin together to break down the jam.
  • Add a good few ice cubes to each glass.
  • Divide the jam and gin mixture between the glasses.
  • Top up with tonic water and decorate with a strawberry and serve.


Calories: 100kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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  • Janice

    August 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

    5 stars
    What an amazing idea! As a jam-maker, I can see possibilities for all kinds of other jams to combine with gin and tonic!

    1. Sew White

      August 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      You must try it! It’s a great way to add flavour quickly.

  • Christina Conte

    August 29, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    5 stars
    What a brilliant idea! And the possibilities are endless with lots of different jams! Thanks for the post; I love G & Ts so will be trying this soon!

    1. Sew White

      August 29, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      I’ve tried a few jams so far and all have had such different flavours when mixed with the gin and tonic. Really fun to play about them.

  • Choclette

    August 30, 2019 at 10:54 am

    5 stars
    Love this idea Sisley. Not sure my homemade jams would work as they’re usually quite chunky, but I think I’m going to have to give this a go.

    1. Sew White

      September 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Mine are pretty chunky too but given a good stir they work really well. I like having the bits in the glass too!

  • Kavita Favelle

    August 31, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    5 stars
    Love the sound of this. I remember many years ago being served a simple cocktail with a spoonful of marmalade under a shot of vodka, and it was excellent. I love this idea to combine strawberry jam and gin!

    1. Sew White

      September 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Oh marmalade gin and tonic… now that is something to try.

  • Jacqueline Meldrum

    September 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    5 stars
    What a bloomin inspired idea! If you’re making them, I’ll have one!

    Sharing x

    1. Sew White

      September 4, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Any time Jacqueline! You’re always invited over for a cocktail or two.

  • Helen @

    September 9, 2019 at 9:17 am

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing – what a great idea! My diabetic husband will be thrilled to learn about the sugar-free tonic, too 🙂

    1. Sew White

      September 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Oh it’s really nice too. I hope he likes it.

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