Shutterstock / Shulevskyy Volodymyr

UK’s Pinkster Gin Makes Boozy ‘Gin Jam’ With Recycled Raspberries

The company uses a sustainable approach to minimize waste with a product that packs a punch

Shutterstock / Shulevskyy Volodymyr

The jam can be used on toast or in a cocktail.

British company Pinkster is making a profit off of a natural byproduct of its gin by using fresh, gin-soaked raspberries left over from production to make its latest product, Gin Jam.

Pinkster uses locally grown raspberries just outside of the company’s headquarters in Cambridge for its small-batch gin, according to the company website.

After gin production, the raspberries are used to create another Pinkster product, Boozy Berries, which were a hit last season with 18,000 jars sold.

According to Pinkster founder Stephen Marsh, the leftover raspberries from Boozy Berries that are “too mashed” are now being used to make Gin Jam.

“From a business and sustainable point of view, we are able to create a delicious new product and minimize waste,” Marsh told Beverage Daily.

The slightly alcoholic jam (only 2.5 percent ABV) is produced by The Wooden Spoon Preserving Company, which is dedicated to artisan products and independent retailers.


Gin Jam is available online for £6.50 (or $8.11) and at select retailers and bars in the UK.