Check out our new Valentine's Day cocktail (we mean jamtail) recipe! Start with a homemade simple syrup made with Raven's Nest Raspberry Jalapeño Jam, then shake with vodka, lime juice, and a splash of grenadine (for that lovely red color). Sweet with just a touch of heat, this is the perfect "love potion" cocktail to share with your sweetheart this V-day!
How do you make simple syrup for cocktails with jam? It's easy! Just add 1 cup of jam and 1/2 cup of water to a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk it up until thickened, pour through a fine mesh sieve, and you'll have yourself a jar of versatile simple syrup that can be used to mix up this refreshing cocktail, drizzle on ice cream, or add to your iced tea or lemonade - you name it. The creative possibilities are endless!
This recipe features our best-selling jam - Raspberry Jalapeño! The perfect blend of raspberries with the subtle heat of jalapeños, this jam also pairs beautifully with cheese and crackers. Or serve over a block of cream cheese as an appetizer, blend with cream cheese for a spirited fruit dip, or heat to make a glaze on grilled salmon or a marinade for pork tenderloin.
We hope you LOVE it. Cheers...and Happy Valentine's Day!
Raspberry Jalapeño Jam
Raspberry Love Potion Jamtail
Raspberry Jalapeño Simple Syrup Ingredients
- 1 cup Raven's Nest Raspberry Jalepeño Jam
- 1/2 cup water
Combine jam and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles just begin to form. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool for 5-6 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer into an air-tight jar or bottle. Once the mixture is cool, you're ready to start making cocktails!
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Pro tip: Have an empty Raven's Nest jam jar? Repurpose your jar to store your simple syrup!
Raspberry Love Potion Cocktail Ingredients
- 2 oz vodka
- 1.5 oz Raspberry Jalapeño simple syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- Splash of grenadine for color (optional)
- Fresh raspberries for garnish (optional)
- Red sanding sugar & lime juice to garnish glass rim (optional)
Coat the rim of a martini glass with a touch of lime juice then dip in sugar. Combine vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and grenadine with ice in cocktail shaker. Shake and serve in martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries and enjoy!
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From our nest to yours!