Brandy+blackberries+kumquats=delicious. Blackberries are often paired with orange, but the slightly bitter--but still bright--citrus flavor of whole candied kumquats makes this jam special (plus a bonus recipe for blackberry-infused brandy!).
Rhubarb is the first fruit-like produce on the scene after winter. While it’s around for a few months, I always forget to preserve it for winter. Vodka and gin are a lovely way to capture that distinct essence of rhubarb, & are great in cocktails.