Preserves in Cocktails

Summer-sweet fruit preserves mixed into cocktails—whether orange marmalade in a classic whiskey sour or whole cranberries garnishing a bourbon-filled Kentucky Christmas—transports us to warmer days even in the depths of winter.

Whiskey Sour with Marmalade
Whiskey Sour with Marmalade

This twist on a whiskey sour made with orange preserves is decadently frothy.

Border Agitation

Boca Loca cachaça and hot pepper jelly heat things up in this sour drink.

Copper Penny

This newly-minted version of an original New Orleans drink creates a luminous copper color with a mixture of whiskey, brandy, and apricot preserves.

Kentucky Christmas

The beautiful color and sweet-tart flavor of cranberries lend a feeling of festivity that lasts well beyond the holidays in this bourbon cocktail.

Thatched Roof

An original combination of fig jam, bittersweet amaro, apple cider, and aged rum, this cold-weather drink will envelop you in the warming flavors of winter spices.

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