Rum & Plum

Necessity is the Mother of Cocktail Invention.  Looking into a bowl of Plums that have gone slightly past their eating prime we decided to save them by making a Plum syrup. Simple enough process.

Plum Syrup

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 6 Over-Ripe Plums Pitted and Diced (Skin On)

 

In a Medium Saucepan Add Water and Bring to a Boil

Add Sugar and Stir to Dissolve

Add Diced Plums, Reduce Heat and Simmer for 30 Minutes

Strain Syrup Through a Fine Sieve, Pressing Out the Plum Pulp

Cool and Store in a Sterile Glass Container (Will Keep for 7-10 Days in the Fridge)

 

With this syrup we crafted a Plum Daquiri of sorts. The resulting cocktail is quite delicious with a nice citrus bite balanced by the fatter, lush characters of the plum. The recipe is as follows:

Rum & Plum Cocktail

In a Cocktail Shaker Filled with Ice Add:

  • 1 ½ Ounces of Gold Rum (Don’t Skimp on Quality, We Used Plantation 5 Year)
  • 1 Ounce Plum Syrup
  • The Juice of 1 Lime

Shake Like Crazy.

Strain into a Rocks Glass Filled with Crushed Ice.

Top with a Slash of Club Soda.

Garnish with a Lime.