One of the best ways to start making cocktails at home is utilizing ingredients you already have on hand. Jam is one of those household staples that is so much more versatile than one would think — it is amazing for cocktails.
This cocktail calls for jam and if you haven’t done this before, the outcome will blow your mind. My favorite combination is jam, lemon juice, bourbon and honey, but the best part about this cocktail is that you can customize it with exactly what you like. You can use rum, tequila, gin or vodka for the spirit as well as any flavor jam. I add a bit of honey for sweetness and the addition of fresh lemon juice ties it all together for the perfect balance.
Time to create your own jam cocktail and I promise this will be your go-to secret ingredient for cocktails at home.
Create Your Jam
2 ounces bourbon (or spirit of your choice)
¾ once lemon juice
1 bar spoon of your favorite jam (I used blackberry cabernet)
1 bar spoon of honey
Add bourbon, lemon juice, jam and honey to a shaker
Shake then strain into coupe glass
Garnish with blackberry