Cocktail

 Raspberry Jamtini

A few lemon verbena leaves OR a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

1 ounce cran-raspberry juice

1 ounce simple syrup (see note)

2 ounces vodka

1 heaping spoonful seedless raspberry jam

Ice

Club soda

A fresh raspberry and/or sprig of lemon verbena as garnish

 

 

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon verbena leaves. If you don’t have lemon verbena, you can substitute mint or just add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Add the cran-raspberry juice, simple syrup, vodka, jam and some ice. Put the lid onto the shaker and shake. Shake some more! (You need to distribute the jam.)

Add some ice to a 1/2 pint jam jar and strain in the cocktail. Discard solids in the shaker. Top off with a splash of club soda if you wish. Garnish and serve.