Jam Jar Cocktails

My gorgeous friend Grace recently hosted a cocktail party where she served jam jar cocktails. She got the idea whilst on holiday in New York, where she had been served a cocktail with a teaspoon of jam. The teaspoon was balanced across the top of the cocktail glass for the customer to stir into the cocktail before drinking.

Grace evolved the idea by serving cocktails in cute jam jars. We started by putting crushed ice into our jars. A spirit of choice was then added – we used orange liqueur, gin or vodka – followed by sugar syrup and lemon juice.

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It was then time to chose your jam and add a spoonful to the jar. Grace had a selection of jams including peach, black cherry and strawberry, together with a homemade marmalade. My favourite combination was vodka with black cherry jam, but vodka and peach jam was also particularly good!

Then it was time to shake your jars, with the lid firmly on to avoid spillages (Grace I’m looking at you here!), until the jam had completely dissolved.

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Add a cute straw and serve!

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A fun, interactive and very boozy way to serve drinks at a party!

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