A couple week's ago, I hosted a small weekend brunch, and to go with the delicious croissants and brie we were serving, I thought I'd get a little fancy and make my own jam (trust me, it's really not fancy at all, because it is so simple to do!). I decided to make a blackberry jam with just a little hint of heat from jalapeño. It was delicious, but I made way too much, and now I need to use it up before having to toss it. My mistake is your gain, and today I've made Blackberry Gin and Jam.
2 oz. gin
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 tsp of jam
Sprig of basil for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredient (except basil). Shake vigorously; you want some to the ice to melt down and become part of your drink. Pour it into a coupe and rub a few basil leaves between your fingers before dropping them into your cocktail to release the flavor. If you'd like something not quite as strong, this would also be great by just leaving out the simple syrup and pouring it over ice and topping it with tonic - totally refreshing and equally delicious!
We hope you all have an awesome weekend. Make every day a party!