Spice Up Your Summer Nights with Tasty Jam Cocktails

cucumber cocktail with lunagrown chipotle jelly

 Spice Up Your Summer Nights

We offer up some spicy summer favorites to enjoy poolside, at an evening BBQ with great friends, or perhaps while enjoying the solitude of a summer’s sunset.

Cucumber Chipotle Martini
    • 1 tablespoon LunaGrown Chipotle Jelly
    • 1 tablespoon cucumber chopped
    • 5 ounces vodka
    • 1 ounce cucumber syrup
    • Cucumber slices as garnish
  1. Place the Chipotle Jelly and cucumber in a blender or bullet blender.
  2. Top with ice, then pour in the cucumber syrup and vodka of choice.
  3. blend well.
  4. Pour the cocktail into a martini glass, then garnish with cucumber or lime slices.
  5. Serve.

Spicy Pineapple Rum Cocktail
    • 2 Tbsp pineapple jam
    • 1-1/2 ounces Myers’s Dark Rum
    • ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 1 ounce Soda Water
    • Your favorite Hot Sauce
    • Lime wheel for garnish
  1. Add pineapple jam, rum, lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Splash with 1 ounce soda water and garnish with a lime wheel.
  4. Top with a few drops of your favorite Hot Sauce
  5. Makes 1 cocktail.

sunset cocktail LunaGrown

The Right Jam with the Right Spirit

We’ve been suggesting jam-cocktail pairings for many years and recently came across this advice from Epicurious: “Strawberry, peach, and rhubarb jams all work well with whiskey-based cocktails; vodka likes mixed berry or raspberry jams; and gin matches up with apricot jam or marmalades. “Lemon marmalade in a Tom Collins is amazing,” A great place to start when planning your jam themed cocktail party. (people still have those right?).

Strawberry Bourbon Smash
    • 3 strawberries, halved
    • 2 (1-inch) wedges lemon
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint
    • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
    • 2 ounces bourbon
    • club soda
  1. Add strawberries, lemon wedges, mint, and jam to a shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients until thoroughly crushed.
  3. Add the bourbon and give the mixture a few vigorous shakes.
  4. Strain the mixture in a mason jar (or glass of choice) containing large cubes of ice. Top with a splash of club soda or seltzer. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a strawberry.

Coconut Fig Whiskey
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of fig jam or preserves
    • pinch of cinnamon (optional if jam isn’t spiced)
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 3 shots of rye whiskey
    • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
    • 1 small sprig of lemon balm (can substitute fresh thyme)
  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain and divide between two glasses.
  4. Serve immediately.

  • Aztec Florist
  • Bashakill Vineyard
  • Bialas Farms
  • Campbell Meats
  • Cheese Louise
  • DeCicco’s Market Katonah
  • DeCicco’s New City
  • Freedom Hill Farm
  • Ghiggeri’s Fine Olive Oil
  • Ghiggeri’s Fine Olive Oil
  • Holistic Healing Studio
  • Hudson Street Cafe
  • Hudson Valley Welcome Center
  • John Fazio Farm Market and BBQ
  • LunaGrown Jam
  • Marbled Meat Shop
  • Masons Marketplace
  • Olive R Twist
  • Scarborough Fare Beacon
  • Scarborough Fare New Paltz
  • Southern Tier Welcome Center
  • Taste NY – Broome County
  • TWK Community Market
  • Village Hands Cafe
  • Warwick Valley Olive Oil Company
  • Warwick Valley Winery

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