Nashville-based sisters Amy Lorber and Erin Ackley have taken their childhood passion in a very adult direction with their jam company, Bathtub Gin. Each of their jams is a blend of organic fruits local to their Nashville home (with a few imports from neighboring states)—but with the hint of something a little stronger. Yes, we’re talking booze. One of our favorites is their Peach Brandy-Blueberry jam. Try it atop chévre, or mix it with gin, lemon juice, and ginger beer in a Blue Bangtail. Perfect for whenever you need a refreshing hit of summer.
Bathtub Gin’s Blue Bangtail
Makes 1 cocktail
photo: Margaret Houston
2 tbsp. Bathtub Gin Peach Brandy-Blueberry jam
4 tbsp. gin
1 tbsp. lemon juice
6 tbsp. ginger beer
In a cocktail shaker combine the jam, gin, and lemon juice. Shake and then strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer, stir, and garnish with mint to serve.
Cocktail recipe from Amy Lorber and Erin Ackley of Bathtub Gin
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