This is a really down and dirty post you because I have plans. One of my favorite fall-back cocktails when I want something tasty but also quick and easy is a Gin and Jam. Three ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen (doesn’t everyone have half a dozen bottles of gin at any given time… No? Just me?). This is usually made with raspberry preserves but I like to mix it up with other flavors. My mother-in-love made this amazing Rosemary Marsala jam and it totally adds another dimension of flavor to this classic. I highly recommend getting your hands on something similar and giving it a try.
Rosemary Marsala Gin & Jam
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Lemon juice
2 tsp. Rosemary Marsala jam
(you can add a 1/2 oz. of simple syrup, but only if you're a coward or you like really sweet cocktails)
Combine the gin, lemon and one teaspoon of jam in a shaker with ice, shake to dilute. Pour into a glass filed with crushed ice and stir in second teaspoon of jam.