If you love snacking on a juicy, fresh plum, consider trying these extraordinary plum cocktails. Some use plum juice, while others muddle fresh plums into a luxurious drink.
You can also find plum alcohols, like plum wine or plum brandy, to elevate an otherwise traditional cocktail. Below are some of the best plum cocktails you’ll ever taste.
Check out these complex drinks, and you’ll wonder why every bar doesn’t have plum ready to go behind the bar!
Best Plum Cocktails
Bourbon Sour With Honey-Plum Syrup
The sweet, succulent flavor of plums pairs perfectly with the robust taste of your favorite bourbon or whiskey. In addition, this recipe uses lemon juice and Angostura bitters to bring citrus notes and a hint of bitterness to the sweet cocktail. The best ingredient is the honey-plum syrup which is decadent and mouthwatering.
Plum-Basil Gin Fizz
Plums and basil go well together because they both have a slightly sweet but earthy flavor that elevates the gin to a new level. Both gin and basil offer an herbal, aromatic taste, while the fresh plums create an indulgent sweetness. A bit of simple syrup and seltzer finish the drink to make it more bubbly and bright without compromising the other flavors.
Sugar Plum Whiskey Smash
To get in the holiday spirit and appease the Sugar Plum Fairies, make this delectable whiskey smash using fresh plums, pomegranate juice, and whiskey or bourbon. The drink also features cranberry ginger ale to lighten the flavor and a bit of white sugar to sweeten the tartness.
A plum bellini is a perfect drink to enjoy with your brunch or sip in the afternoon. It has the classic citrus, bubbly traits of a traditional bellini but becomes more complex and luscious with the plum. Bellinis typically feature peach puree, but both peaches and plums are stone fruits, so they can stand in for each other well.
Adding fresh plum juice to a classic margarita gives it a richer flavor, making it appropriate as a winter or autumn cocktail. The Cointreau and tequila brighten the plum flavors, so you get a super sweet and potent flavor with every sip. Salt the rim to enhance the flavor and add a contrasting taste.
A plum daiquiri has a more robust and lush flavor than a strawberry daiquiri, which is sweeter and more vibrant. Instead of using plum juice or syrup, this recipe muddles fresh plums, offering a super succulent flavor that will make your tastebuds dance.
Sugar Plum Sidecar
A sidecar is a simple brandy cocktail with citrus notes. It’s very light and warm, but adding plum to this drink can enrich the other flavors and give it a festive feel, ideal for your next holiday party. To make this drink, use plum brandy, which has a deep flavor that will envelop your mouth.
If you love tropical tiki drinks, you can make this fabulous plum swizzle that enlists many delicious ingredients. It features two kinds of rum, plum wine, orange juice, lime juice, orgeat syrup, Crème De Violette, absinthe, and mint! The result is a complex, fruity drink with a prominent plum flavor paired with light notes of citrus and herbs.
Plum Prosecco Cocktails
A simpler plum cocktail is this plum Prosecco cocktail that only uses four ingredients, one of which is water. To create it, you simply make a plum simple syrup with sugar and water and top it with sparkling Prosecco. This cocktail is light, bubbly, and easy to drink!
Plums are often overlooked when it comes to crafting cocktails, but they have a sweet and distinct flavor that adds decadence to many drinks. Not only is the color of this stone fruit vibrant and charming, but the taste is lush and well-balanced.
Try out these scrumptious plum cocktails, and leave us a comment if you have another plum recipe you love!
Best Plum Cocktails
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