Jam Straws

Photo: Anna Williams

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Jam Straws
What do you get if you combine berry pie and breadsticks? This playful new twist on two old favorites—and a perfect linger-at-the-table nibble to serve with coffee or after-dinner drinks.

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