This Blackberry Gimlet Jam Jar Cocktail Makes Sure No Jam Goes to Waste

a blackberry jam jar with a drink in it and a sprig of mint on top
Blackberry Gimlet Jam Jar CocktailBecky Luigart-Stayner

Got a bit of blackberry jam you're not sure how to use? Don't throw it away! Mix up this easy blackberry gimlet recipe with it! You can shake the whole thing up right in the jar. And bonus: you're avoiding waste!

Of course, if you don't want to wait, you can just mix one up in a cocktail shaker.

Yields: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 2 oz.


  • 3/4 oz.

    fresh lime juice

  • 1 1/2 tbsp.

    (or last of jar) blackberry jam

  • Soda water

  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Add ice to jam jar, then add gin and lime juice. (Add more jam, if necessary.) Close lid and shake well. Remove lid, top with soda water, and garnish with fresh mint.

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