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 columnist for Bluedot Living with a passion for environmentally conscious food and beverages. While completing her master's degree in Writing & Publishing at Emerson College, Julia curates the natural wine and 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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