Photo: Anna Williams
Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi started with soju—a Japanese distilled spirit similar to vodka, but with about half the calories!—to devise a simple cocktail that picks up the fruit flavors in jam: Muddle 2-3 blackberries (or other berries) in a highball glass with a squirt of lemon or lime juice. Add an ounce and a half of chilled soju and an ice cube; serve.
Try: TY KU Soju ($33), TryTYKU.com/locator
Recipe: Jam Straws