You Can Make Delicious Zero-Waste Cocktails Using Your Leftover Jam

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"It's refreshing, delicious, and is a simple way to cut down on food waste."

Now that the temperature is heating up outside, you may be craving a refreshing fruity cocktail to get you in the summer spirit. If you have any nearly-empty jam jars in your pantry, this is your chance to have a delicious, zero-waste drink in just a couple seconds.

TikTok creator Tonkotsu Mami shared a video sharing how to turn leftover peach jam into a quick peach iced tea using just a jam jar and a couple other ingredients. All she does is add iced tea and whiskey, then gives the jar a good shake. What you wind up with is a delightful little cocktail with a splash of fresh fruit from the jam.

Not only is this a creative way of using your jars, but it’s also a really fun and tasty way to reduce food waste. You’re using every last bit of jam that’s stuck on the side… and enjoying every second of it. (Pro tip: We have some other delicious ways you can use nearly-empty jars, too!)

Another great thing about this jam cocktail hack is that you can get creative with your drinks! You can use whichever liquor you have on hand (or go alcohol-free for a tasty mocktail), use different types of jam for different flavor profiles, or even add juice or soda for some unique combinations.

If you want to try making a jam cocktail for yourself, keep on reading for the step-by-step instructions.

Jam Cocktails

What You’ll Need:

Nearly-empty jar of jam
Liquor of choice
Juice, soda, or iced tea of choice


1. Add your preferred amount of liquor, and your other beverage of choice, to the jam jar.
2. Put the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until everything is distributed.
3. Pour over ice and enjoy!

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It's refreshing, delicious, and is a simple way to cut down on food waste.

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