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Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails + scenes from sag harbor!

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

These Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails are the bomb dot com. Seriously now jam + spirits together are freaking life-changing. Someone please transport me back in time to three days ago. I want to be sitting on a dock, soaking in the salty air with one of these in my hand right now.

The past few days Chris and I have been in Sag Harbor soaking in the rays and relaxing in the warm, totally not humid, I can’t even believe how nice it is right now air – with amazing fresh food and even more amazing friends.

We laughed, we swam, flew kites and explored farm-stands. We ate, we drank, we ate some more, laughed again and loved a lot and it was perfect. Well – except for the hours and hours of traffic we were stuck in to and from Philadelphia. But I would say, it was all worth it.

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Last week in my CSA I got a jar of black raspberry jam, well technically it is jelly, but who really cares, it’s amazing either way. It’s hand-crafted in small batches right outside of Philly in PA’s very own Lancaster County – the land of all things Amish and out of this world fantastic.

With Fourth of July celebrations coming up I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the birth of America than with a drink comprised of all things U S of A.

Seasonally fresh blackberries, small batch jam + locally sourced liquor from my friends over at Art in the Age. I’m obsessed with AITA spirits and these cocktails are now my super go-to-jam {pun intended}.

SAGE is woodsy and full-bodied, somewhat that of gin, but much more sippable. It mixes perfectly with both sweet and savory. SAGE is comprised of organic American botanicals including thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel + of course sage.

Click here to see where AITA is sold near you.

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails {print me!}

Notes: this recipe will two or one very, large cocktail. If you can’t find SAGE where you live, simply sub in 1 ounce vodka and a sprig of fresh sage.


  • 2 ounces Art in the Age SAGE
  • 1 tablespoon blackberry or black raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup blackberries + more to garnish
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • lots and lots of ice

Fill two rocks glasses with ice, dump that ice into your cocktail shaker. Then pour in the SAGE or vodka + sprig of sage {see notes}, blackberry jam, blackberries and lemon juice. Shake vigorously, until both the ice and blackberries become pulverized.

Divide the the cocktail into two rocks glasses, garnish with a couple blackberries.

Enjoy responsibly!

This post is in partnership with Art in the Age and Philly FoodWorks; all opinions are my own.

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14 Responses to "Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails + scenes from sag harbor!"

  1. Reply


    July 2, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Perfect timing! I just scored a bottle of Sage (been a fan of the others for a while), and I have black raspberries and a jar of blackberry jam.

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      July 3, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      Oh how PERFECT!! You must makes these immediatelyyyyy – ENJOY :)

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    Matt Robinson

    July 3, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    What a brilliant idea, I have never heard of such a drink. How perfect for summer!!

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      July 3, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      You learn something new everyday ;)

      ENJOY Matt!!

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    July 3, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Sounds like you had such a lovely trip! Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures!

    I’m all about the blackberry-sage combo and I bet these cocktails are refreshing and delicious! Would love them on repeat for the 4th!

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    Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    July 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    ooh your trip looked so fun and summery. and these pretty blackberry cocktails are lovely!!

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      July 6, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      Thanks Lyndsay!! XO

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    July 5, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    These are gorgeous and the flavors sound incredible! I’m super jealous that you get jam in your CSA box – no fair!

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      July 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Alanna!! I’m such a fan of your blog :) XO

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    lynsey | lynseylovesfood

    July 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    oh i love these so so much. i am totally into the jam cocktail thing and made one last thanksgiving with leftover cranberry sauce. Hope you had a great fourth of july. xo

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    July 13, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Wow. Great article with good information on blackberry.

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