Marmalade Cocktails

What You'll Need

Ingredients for Lime Smash
  • 1/4 cups water
  • 2 oz. Booze of your choice
  • Makrut Lime leaf or Mint leaf for garnish
  • ice
Ingredients for Lime Toddy
  • 1/4 cups water
  • 2 oz. Bourbon of your choice
  • 1 Fresh lime

Here's a double dose of marmalade cocktails, just as we promised some weeks ago. The lime marmalade is so good that it bears (lime pun!) experimenting with more ways than the usual toast topping to ingest it. We, your fearless culinary explorers, are here to help with that.

We borrowed the bones of these cocktail recipes from Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving, a favorite on our preservation bookshelf. Why yes, it makes all the sense in the world that a canning cookbook should include cocktail recipes! This is whole foods cookery at its best. Kevin West claims that the lime toddy in Saving the Season will “…soothe the sick and invigorate the healthy.” While we generally stay away from making explicit health claims (we’re a feed store/food blog/homestead supply, after all), we feel that this is sound advice for individuals who appreciate this sort of medicine.

Of course we like these cocktails best when made with our very own Call Me In The Morning Marmalade, but they can both be made with any strongly flavored citrus marmalade

Drink ‘em both up, indeed.

Lime Smash Cocktail

Combine 1 Tbs marmalade with 1/4 cup boiling water, stirring to until the marmalade is melted.

marmalade simple syrup
Allow the melted marmalade to cool. Shake it with 2 oz booze of your choice.
lime cocktailmason shaker cocktail shakerPour over ice and garnish with a sprig, of mint or Makrut leaf.
lime marmalade smash

Hot Lime Toddy

Combine 1 Tbs marmalade with 1/4 cup boiling water, stirring until marmalade is melted.
lime toddy cocktail Add 2 oz good bourbon, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice; stir to combine, and enjoy responsibly.
lime toddy cocktail

Over to You

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