2 bar spoons / tea spoonsplain yogurt(regular or Greek are both ok!)
1oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
2ozwater(substitute with gin for an alcoholic version)
Combine the jam, yogurt, lemon juice, and water in a cocktail shaker.
Use a bar spoon to give the ingredients a quick stir, helping to incorporate the jam and yogurt.
Whip shake the cocktail (add 2-3 small ice cubes to the shaker and shake until the cubes dissolve).
Pour (or fine strain if using blackberry preserves) the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with blackberries and edible flowers, if desired.
Recipe Hacks and SubstitutionsDon't have a bar spoon? One bar spoon = about 1 teaspoon.Don't have a jigger? 1 oz = 2 tablespoons.Want to make it a cocktail? Replace the 2 oz water with 2 oz gin or vodkaDon’t have blackberry jam? It’s also spectacular with raspberry or strawberry! Try it with any flavor you like.Don’t have a lemon? You can sub fresh lime juice, or even fresh grapefruit juice. Just keep in mind that grapefruit juice will be a bit less tart than lemon or lime juice, so you may want to cut back on the jam a bit. Just make sure the use freshly squeezed juice for the best results.Don’t have plain yogurt? You can definitely use vanilla or other flavored/sweetened yogurts, but they will affect the overall sweet-to-sour ratio of the drink. If using a sweetened yogurt, cut the yogurt back to 1 bar spoon and see how it tastes. If the drink is too still too sweet, you can reduce the jam to 1 bar spoon as well, or you can add more citrus. Start with ½ ounce extra (1 tablespoon) and work your way up from there.Feeling lazy and don’t want to crush ice? It’s ok. You can just shake the cocktail ingredients with a shaker ¾ full of ice and then strain the liquid over a glass full of fresh cubed ice. The end result will be a bit different and a bit more strongly flavored without the crushed ice, but it will also still be delicious!