Step into the delicious world of cocktails that celebrate the sweet and tangy taste of plums! These drinks are all about bringing the unique flavor of this juicy fruit to your glass, creating a taste that’s both refreshing and a bit different. We’re going to explore some awesome recipes that are perfect for any fun gathering or a relaxing night in. Imagine enjoying a drink that’s as colorful and playful as it is tasty, with the delightful essence of plums making every sip a joy. Get ready to mix, shake, and savor these delightful concoctions that are sure to become your new favorites.
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.
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.
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. This recipe makes it easy to make plum puree from fresh plums.
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.
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.
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!
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In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.