The proof is in the jam
During the COVID lockdowns, a lot of people took up hobbies. For some it was a way to fill in the hours, but for others like Frosene Agathokleous that hobby became a new business.
When you first taste Tipsy Jam you are delighted and intrigued. It’s delicious, but there’s something else, a special zing. The mystery ends when you read the ingredients. Take the Strawberry Margarita Jam, for instance: strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, pectin, tequila…say what?
Yes, that’s right - these jams are alcohol infused.
“I have always loved being in the kitchen and experimenting with different flavours,” explains Frosene. “I wanted to add a quirky twist to regular jams, so I started experimenting with alcohol infusions!”
Frosene had already been making jams and preserves as a hobby before the pandemic hit. Being in lockdown with lots of time and creativity on her hands with gave her the opportunity to turn her home-made jam into a viable product.
Tipsy Jam comes in a number of tantalising flavours and is perfect for grazing platters. Frosene also makes up gorgeous gift boxes that may include jam, wine, chocolates, candles, and… another jar of jam?
It’s still a home-based start-up but you can order via Instagram: