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Homemade Chow: Farmhouse Jam Mocktail


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

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

& Mason jars, if you have them handy!

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.


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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