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Our Favorite Bloody Mary Recipe

By now y’all know how much we LOVE Bloody Mary’s right? So it’s high time we share our favorite recipe and spoiler alert: it’s all available in a kit that launched today! In the kit you get our favorite Bloody Mary mix from Walker’s Feed Co, a mini selection of 4 Florida Pure Sea Salt infused salts, and a jar of Chili Brussels + Sriracha Okra!

Also, remember that pickled celery recipe we shared yesterday? This would be a good time to make those too!

Our Favorite Bloody Mary Recipe

• 2 oz vodka (we love Banyan Preserve)
• 4-8 oz of Walker’s Southern Bloody Mary Mix
Florida Pure Sea Salt infused salts
Sriracha Okra
Chili Brussels
Pickled Celery
• lemon slices for garnish
• ice

Rub a lemon slice on the rim of your cup and dip it the infused salt of your choice (we’re digging the vegan maple bacon from our kit). Then fill your cup with ice. Add 2oz of your favorite vodka, and top off to your liking with Walker’s Bloody Mary Mix. Add a pickled celery stalk, lemon slice, and as many pickles as you’d like for garnish and munching. Enjoy!


Think this sounds like the perfect gift for your cocktail-loving friend or family member? Maybe it just sounds perfect for you? Our Bloody Mary Kits launched today. Get one here!

Blueberry Mojito

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We just launched our cocktail inspired Blueberry Mojito jam today, and there’s no better way to celebrate than making Blueberry Mojitos!

Our Blueberry Mojito jam features all of your favorite ingredients from a mojito: lime, mint, and for a fun twist, blueberries!

With a jam like this, it’s only natural to take a big dollop of jam, and mix it into a mojito. Order your jar today, and you’ll be sipping one of these poolside in the beautiful spring weather by next weekend!

Blueberry Mojito

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz clear rum

  • 2 TB lime juice, plus a few wedges of lime for muddling

  • leaves from 1 sprig of mint, plus 2 more sprigs for garnish

  • 2 TB heaping of Blueberry Mojito jam

  • ice

  • club soda

  • fresh blueberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add lime wedges and mint leaves to the bottom of your cocktail shaker and muddle. Feel free to add fresh blueberries!

  2. Once muddled, add rum, Blueberry Mojito Jam, and lime juice. Shake thoroughly.

  3. Pour evenly into a cups of ice and top with club soda.

  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint, slices of lime, and blueberries. Enjoy!


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Cheese Please: Berries + Thyme Jam and Cheese

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We’ve JUST launched our first blueberry pre-order of the season, Berries + Thyme, and we are so excited about it! We’re taking the last strawberries of Florida strawberry season, and the first berries of Florida blueberry season and making a sweet, herbal jam you can use on anything….especially cheese.

Ok, now for the cheese! Because Berries + Thyme is a sweet jam with a savory component, truly any cheese pairs deliciously. We chose 3 of our favorite types of cheeses to share with you. Any of these types of cheese paired with nut crackers and our limited batch jam will take your wine night to the next level!

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While so many cheeses will be delicious with Berries + Thyme, we fall hard for:

• Triple Cream Cheeses (like a Brie)

• Stilton Cheeses (like a Blue)

• Toscano Cheese (a nice hard cheese, usually a Pecorino. Ours is crusted in herbs!)

If you haven’t pre-ordered your Berries + Thyme, hurry! You only have until next Monday to order, and once it’s out for the public, it won’t be around long! You can pre-order it here.

Spiced Apple Cocktail

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The evenings are starting to cool down and remind us of sweet sweet fall weather. So we had to make a cocktail that would warm you up and fit the season! We combined our season jam Spiced Apple, apple cider, and bourbon to make this cozy cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party!

Spiced Apple Cocktail

Makes one 9 oz drink

Ingredients
1 oz bourbon
• 2TB Spiced Apple jam
• 3oz apple cider
• 3oz sparkling water

1. Shake bourbon, Spiced Apple jam, and apple cider with ice in a mason jar with a lid.

2. Add ice to you cup, pour in cocktail, and top with sparkling water.

3. Garnish your drink with apple and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Caramel Apple Ginger Spritzer

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It may be sweaty and hot out still, but we’re channeling as many Fall vibes as we can! Nothing reminds us of Fall more than Caramel Apple jam. Add a little whiskey and homemade fermented wild ginger soda, and you’ve got a warming, spicy cocktail on your hands!

You may remember our Wild Fermented Soda blog from a couple months ago. We loved our peach scrap soda so much, we knew we wanted a new flavor for fall. Enter in: ginger fermented wild soda. Read on to see how to make our spritzer AND fermented ginger soda! Cheers!

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Caramel Apple Ginger Spritzer

To create the spritzer:

• 5oz Apple Cider

• 1 oz whiskey

• 1TB Caramel Apple Jam

• 4 oz fermented ginger soda (see below)

• Apple slices for garnish

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to your mason jar, shake and serve!

To make the fermented ginger soda, follow the instructions below or head over to our Wild Fermented Soda Blog (subbing fruit scraps for ginger!)

To make wild fermented ginger soda:

  • 2 cups fresh ginger

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup ginger bug

  • 1 quart of purified water

Instructions:

  1. To create soda simmer 2 cups of ginger with 1/2 cup of sugar and water for about 15 minutes until it becomes a juice.

  2. Strain away the ginger. Allow the juice to cool down completely.

  3. Next add 1/4 cup of ginger bug to the fruit juice and the quart of water. Stir all together.

  4.  Bottle the mixture into swing top bottles.

  5. Allow the soda to ferment at room temperature for 3 days. After 3 days, stick your bottles into the fridge for at least 1 day.

  6. Enjoy! (Be careful opening them, they have a tendency to be wild with carbonation!)


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!