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Homemade Chow: Farmhouse Jam Mocktail

10.15.2014


This has been a year of many "firsts" for me, and I ticked another one off the list recently with my first solo photoshoot! The shoot was part of an interview for Baccarat, where I dished on where I like to eat (my neighbourhood of Tai Hang, with its myriad of cuisines and late night dessert shops), local causes I support (Feeding Hong Kong is great for ad hoc volunteering) and my junk food of choice (anything from Haribo). If you want to find out a bit more about the girl behind the blog, check out the October issue of Baccarat magazine on newsstands now in Hong Kong.

We were hosted by Fish & Meat, who were also kind enough to supply me with my favourite - and very photogenic - drink during the shoot and interview. For those of you who aren't in Hong Kong, or have yet to try their Farmhouse Jam mocktail - because I genuinely prefer the alcohol-free version! - here's how to recreate it at home. Serve this easy drink at your next dinner party as something that is delicious and Instagram-worthy in equal parts.


Farmhouse Jam Mocktail

Ingredients:
Blueberry jam (they use homemade stuff at Fish and Meat, but store bought is fine too)
Fresh lemon juice
Soda water
Ice
Fresh thyme and blueberries, to garnish

& Mason jars, if you have them handy!

Steps:
1. Add a heaped teaspoon of jam to the bottom of the mason jar, and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice. I like a sharp citrus kick with my drinks, so I added in the juice of half a lemon.

2. Fill the jar with ice.

3. Add in soda water and stir well. Finish off with a sprig of fresh thyme and a couple of blueberries.

P.S. For those of you who want the recipe for the Farmhouse Jam cocktail (perfect for weekend brunches), head over to A Pair and a Spare for the spiked version.

Images by Samantha Sin for Baccarat.

2 comments:

Amy Kitch said...

i've never thought to use jam in a cocktail. there's a jar of blueberry Bonne Maman fit for purpose in my fridge. what a great tip Valerie!

Valerie said...

You're most welcome, Amy - and I feel like because there's jam involved in the drink that it's acceptable to serve it in a Mason or jam jar.

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