We love creative drinks that bring velvety, jammy fruit preserves into the mix, and the Bourbon Jam from the Bourbon & Banter website is a case study in jam’s ability to elevate a simple sour.
The original recipe calls for blackberry jam. We’ve tried it with just about every kind of fruit preserve on the market, and each one sings in the Bourbon Jam. Peach and strawberry preserves are our current favorites, but this drink is our first go-to when our Jam of the Month Club box arrives on our doorstep.
We double-strain this drink to remove seed bits and fruit chunks and whatnot – it’s up to you if you want to dirty up your wire mesh strainer.
Shake everything (except the sparkling water or soda) with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Top with sparkling water or soda.
- Bourbon Jam Cocktail Recipe at Bourbon & Banter