This is what I call an "emergency cocktail." No need to make a simple syrup, a fancy garnish or buy an obscure liquor. Juice a lemon (or lime), add whatever jam you have in your fridge and a splash (make it two) of Gin. Shake a serve laaaaaaaid back. —Grant Melton
jam (I prefer strawberry or Concord grape)
In This Recipe
Fill a cocktail shaker (or glass jar) with ice and add gin, lemon juice and jam. Shake vigorously. Pour over ice into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Grant Melton is an Emmy Award-Winning Producer of the Rachael Ray Show, food writer and recipe developer. He's a contributor to Food52, NYT Cooking and Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. He loves cookies, cocktails and kindness.