Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp Marionberry jam, 2 drops orange flower water. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Verdict: Despite my disappointment with the craft strawberry daiquiri, I decided to try the same recipe with a different jam. This one turned out MUCH better, I think because: 1. I knew what I was doing; and 2. the jam was better quality. This was very tasty and unique!
Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/8 oz cranberry juice, 2-3 dashes lavender bitters, 1 egg white. Shake dry and then with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Verdict: I really like this cocktail, even though it’s a little high maintenance due to the egg white. The lavender bitters add a great, elegant kick. It also looks really pretty. Definitely worth trying!
Ingredients: 1.5 oz white rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp strawberry preserves, 1-2 drops orange flower water. Shake all ingredients with ice, then double strain into a chilled glass.
Verdict: I was really excited to try this recipe because Liu recommends using strawberry jam, but I had issues executing it. The first strainer I used clogged up immediately. I tried it straight, but without straining the texture was gloopy and yucky. Finally I found a less fine strainer and after that it was okay, but I think muddling the strawberries might be the best way to go.