RECIPE: Jam Jar Cocktail

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Red and purple drinks in mason jars.

Jam Jar Cocktail

  • Author: Julia Cooper
  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail


Have a finished jam jar that still has some sweet goodness gooped up inside? This cocktail is for you!


  • Jam
  • Spirits
  • Citrus juice
  • Club soda or substitutes


  1. First, add a couple tablespoons of water to the jar and pop in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds to loosen up the leftover jam.
  2. Next, add 1 to 2 oz. of your preferred alcohol (gin, rum, tequila, mezcal, vodka, whiskey).
  3. Add 1 oz. of citrus juice (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange).
  4. Close the jar and shake to combine.
  5. Top with bubbles (sparkling white wine, seltzer, club soda, tonic water).


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Julia Cooper
Julia Cooper
Julia Cooper is a co-editor of Bluedot Boston with a passion for environmentally conscious food and beverages. In addition to her work with Bluedot, she teaches in Emerson College's Writing Studies Program, and curates the natural wine/craft beer program for Black Sheep Market in Cambridge, Mass. Julia's cat Sofia is retired from her eight years as the bodega cat for a fine wine store on Boston's Newbury Street.
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