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jacob’s pickles jam jars

07.28.16

jam jars! they're a copycat from jacob's pickles in NYC and they're SO yummy. the perfect summer cocktail. strawberry infused gin and lemonade! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

hi hi hi i’m so excited to talk about this.  about theseeeeee “jam jars!”

alsoooooo i wish i could have one right now.  UGH.  but we’re whole30ing right now so i can’t.

and thus i want to cry.  😭

Strawberry infused gin! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a lemonade-y summer cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

okay. SO. i have a whole bunch of strawberry recipes coming your way soon, because i’m obsessed.

i really am.  i actually bought some tonight because it’s been a couple days since i’ve had them.

plus i mean they’re SO PRETTY.

Strawberry infused gin! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a lemonade-y summer cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

ALRIGHT SO.  are you wondering by this point, what a jam jar is?

they’re the most amazing summer gin-based strawberry lemonade cocktail.  they’re a copy cat recipe of the famous jacob’s pickles jam jars.

it’s an “i could drink this all day” cocktail.  which is my favorite kind.

Strawberry infused gin! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a lemonade-y summer cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

what we have to do is infuse gin with strawberries.  i just used a couple of mason jars to store it, but you could really use any container.

the key to maximizing the amount of gin you can infuse is making sure you use the strawberry tops too.  I always keep the tops in a separate mason jar so that i can easily use the diced up strawberries for garnish.

Strawberry top gin! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a lemonade-y summer cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

but the tops are kind of the forgotten part of the fruit and they yield just as much strawberry flavor as the actual berry.

which meansss DOUBLE THE INFUSED GIN.

which can never be a bad thing.

Strawberry infused gin! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a lemonade-y summer cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

the amazing thing about infusing gin is that it gets rid of the pine-needle-ness

which, i love the pine flavor in a gin and tonic… but it’s WAY too christmas-y for me in the middle of summer

so we’re gonna mellow the gin out and give it a little sweetness.

just strain out the strawberries from the infused gin and top it off with lemonade! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a summery cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

after you stream out the strawberry bits, feel free to honestly drink the gin just over ice…

not that i’ve ever done it.

ever.

jam jars! they're a copycat from jacob's pickles in NYC and they're SO yummy. the perfect summer cocktail. strawberry infused gin and lemonade! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

if you’re so inclinedddddd you can just top it off with lemonade

because it’s delicious and friend approved.

(which really just means its an easy way to impress your friends.)

jam jars! they're a copycat from jacob's pickles in NYC and they're SO yummy. the perfect summer cocktail. strawberry infused gin and lemonade! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

OH.  also, it’s totally a great party drink.  as in make a TON of the gin and just a big batch cocktail!

do it.  DOOOO IT.

because you need it.  trust. me.

jam jars! they're a copycat from jacob's pickles in NYC and they're SO yummy. the perfect summer cocktail. strawberry infused gin and lemonade! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

jacob's pickle jam jars
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
for the gin
  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 2 cups of gin
for the jam jars
  • lemonade (i used the premade minute made version!)
Instructions
for the gin
  1. Dice the strawberries and keep the strawberry tops separate. Grab two mason jars (or any other jar with a lid) and put the strawberry tops in one and then fill the other with the strawberry pieces. Set aside and let the strawberries infuse for at least two hours, but up to two days.
  2. After the gin is finished infusing, stream out the strawberry tops/strawberry pieces. I always save the strawberry pieces for garnish on the cocktails, but this is option.
for the jam jars
  1. Fill a mason jar with ice and pour ¼ cup of the infused gin into the jar. Top the glass off with lemonade, approximately ¾ cup.

just strain out the strawberries from the infused gin and top it off with lemonade! it's soooo easy and PERFECT for a summery cocktail! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

everybody sip together now.

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