The weekend is finally here and there’s plenty to celebrate! First off, we made it through another week of quarantine, which is a good indicator that even in the still moments, time continues to move forward. That forward movement is symbolic of our lives returning to some form of normalcy soon. And while we prepare for that day, let’s remember to clap at our victories even if small. Maybe you got dressed every day this week, or organized a pantry/closet on your list, perhaps you helped your kids complete all their weekly assignments or finished an important project on the back burner. Whatever this week looked like for you, you are deserving of a toast, so let’s raise a glass to progress, with this refreshing gin and strawberry jam cocktail!
GIN & STRAWBERRY JAM COCKTAIL
Light and refreshing spring cocktail mixed with gin, lime juice, quick simple syrup, pantry strawberry jam and a dash of sparkling wine.
This Gin and jam cocktail is the perfect adult beverage option for quarantine and toasting! The recipe features basic pantry ingredients that you won’t have to run to the grocery store to pick up! Make the cocktail with whatever jam you have on hand at home, from raspberry to apricot. You can even substitute the gin for vodka, rum or tequila! For those reasons and more, this fruity and floral bev is the epitome of the quarantine cocktail and totally worthy of a try!
HOW TO MAKE GIN AND STRAWBERRY JAM COCKTAIL
This gin and strawberry jam cocktail is super easy to mix up, taking just a few moments from start to finish. Simply pour all of the cocktail ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour and top with sparkling wine! So quick, and light, you’ll love the subtle fruitiness the strawberry jam adds to the cocktail. Word of caution, it only takes one of these to hit the spot, so remember to drink responsibly!
Gin is similar to vodka, yet is distilled with botanicals like juniper and citrus and is floral forward in taste. It pairs well with spring cocktails and fruit and herbal concoctions. While it’s made with a variety of grains, gin is usually still considered gluten free friendly.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SIMPLE SYRUP
Making homemade simple syrup is as easy as pie! I use a 4-1 method, for a good amount of smooth sweetness when added to any beverage. Mix 1 part sugar of choice (raw organic) to 4 parts water. Bring to a boil and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to one week for mixing in cocktails of choice! See full recipe below for specific instructions.
Light and refreshing spring cocktail mixed with gin, lime juice, quick simple syrup strawberry jam a dash of sparkling wine and fresh mint.
For the Gin & Strawberry Jam Cocktail:
3 oz gin
1.5 oz lime juice
1.5 oz simply syrup
1 tbsp strawberry jam
Sparkling wine to balance.
Strawberries, mint or lime for garnish!
For the simple syrup:
1/2 cup raw organic sugar
2 cups water
For the Simple Syrup:
Heat sugar and water in a saucepan on high.
Bring to a boil.
Allow sugar mixture to bubble for one minute.
Remove from heat and cool completely.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
For the Gin & Strawberry Jam Cocktail:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and strawberry jam into the shaker.
Shake well until the mixture is evenly blended.
Pour mixture evenly between two champagne coupes.
Top with champagne.
Garnish with lime, mint and strawberries.
This cocktail can easily be subsisted using ingredients you have at home. Make with jam and spirits of choice. Cheers!
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Throughout this entire Covid_19 process, it is so important to stay positive and to pat ourselves on the back for being able to navigate such unexpected times. While we do not know what tomorrow will bring, we can hold confidence in our ability to persevere as humans beings. It’s in our nature. So even when the days are hard, let’s remember to keep thriving.
And when the sun is shining, let’s get out on our back patios and have a cocktail or two because we’ve earned it, we deserve it and it won’t be long before these still moments are replaced the cheerful voices and familiar faces we’re so used to spending our days with.
Be sure to bookmark this cocktail recipe, not only for your next quarantine beverage, but to also serve guests at the party you throw once the stay home orders are lifted.
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