It's almost Thanksgiving. You probably need a cocktail or three. For some bright new ideas, we called up Laena McCarthy, the genius behind Brooklyn's Anarchy in a Jar, who loves to stir preserves into booze—a smart way to add complex, fruity flavor with a minimum of effort. You can find Anarchy in a Jar's preserves at stores nationwide and at Mouth.com.
Here, McCarthy's five favorite jam cocktails.
The Parisian Salty Dog
Makes: 1 cocktail
McCarthy recommends using a lighter smoked salt in this recipe, one that uses alder or oak wood rather than a stronger wood like hickory.