You know us - we love a good jamtail (yes that's right - cocktails made from jam!). We were craving one of our favorite flavor combinations - strawberries and basil - and came up with this perfectly refreshing drink for summer.
Have you heard? It's so easy to make uniquely flavorful simple syrups for cocktails with Raven's Nest jam. With just 1 cup of jam, 1/2 cup of water, and a few minutes on the stove, you'll have yourself a jar of versatile simple syrup that you can use for this cocktail, or even throw in a a glass of iced tea or lemonade. And you know that with Raven's Nest jams you'll get that unique "sweet with a little heat" flavor that will take your drinks to the next level.
Strawberry Jalapeño Jam
Make up a jar of this simple syrup today, and throw it in the fridge so you are cocktail-ready all summer long. Cheers!
Strawberry Basil Cocktail Recipe
Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup Ingredients
- 1 cup Raven's Nest Strawberry Jalapeño Jam
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-2 sprigs fresh basil
Simple Syrup Directions
Combine jam and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles just begin to form. Top with sprigs of basil. 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!
Strawberry Basil Cocktail Ingredients
- 1 oz strawberry basil simple syrup
- 1.5 oz vodka
- Club soda
- Fresh strawberries and basil for garnish
Strawberry Basil Cocktail Directions
In an old fashioned glass, combine simple syrup and vodka. Top with ice and a splash of club soda to taste. Garnish with strawberry and sprig of basil. Enjoy!
We are so excited to explore more simple syrups made from jam. Add a little twist to your next margarita, old fashioned, or bellini. Yes, you too can make craft cocktails from home with just a few ingredients, some jammy homemade simple syrups, and your imagination!
Tried this recipe or have some new jamtail recipe ideas for us? Tell us in the comments!
From our nest to yours!