I love a good cocktail. I never thought my love of making jam and my love of cocktails would collide so hard or so deliciously.
We took Jordan's parents to dinner at a local favorite restaurant a recently. If you live in Richmond and haven't been to Pasture, GO. Run, don't walk! I tried a delicious drink called the "Deltaville" and fell in love. In it's essence, the Deltaville is homemade jam (in a flavor of your choice), plus gin or vodka, plus fizzy water. So easy, right? So easy, in fact, that I've been replicating them at home!
The version of this drink that I've been enjoying most frequently uses homemade Strawberry jam and gin, but I have also enjoyed this with blackberry jam and some limes! My favorite combination, however, is strawberry jam, gin, sparkling water, lime and torn BASIL. Are you ready for this insanely easy bev?
Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz serves one
2 TBS homemade jam (in a flavor of your choice) 1 oz. gin sparkling water- seltzer or flavored mineral water work just fine 1 lime, sliced 2-3 basil leaves, torn
Combine jam, torn basil leaves, and gin in a jar fitted with a lid or a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well-combined.
Pour boozy basil jam over ice. Top with sparkling water, squeeze in lime slice, and enjoy!
I like to top mine with some fresh fruit or a cute straw. It definitely adds to the overall enjoyment factor, don't you think??