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Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail

This Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail is refreshing, fruity and perfectly sophisticated. Make extra plum puree for topping pancakes, ice cream & parfaits too!

Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail recipe
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins
Plum puree
 1 1/2 pounds red plums, cut into chunks
 1/3 cup sugar
 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
For each cocktail
 1/4 cup plum purée
 5 fresh mint leaves
 2 ounces gin
 ice
 sparkling water
 garnish with mint leaves and plum slices
Plum puree
1

Combine plums, ginger, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let the plums release their juices, about 5 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until the plums soften and start to fall apart about 6–8 minutes longer. Let plums cool slightly. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend well until you have a smooth puree. Let the purée cool. This will yield enough puree for 6-8 cocktails.

Gin Fizz
2

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1/4 cup of the plum puree with the mint leaves. Fill the shaker with ice. Add the gin & a splash of water if needed. Shake well to combine the flavors. Pour into chilled, ice filled high ball glasses. Top with sparkling water and garnishes.

Ingredients

Plum puree
 1 1/2 pounds red plums, cut into chunks
 1/3 cup sugar
 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
For each cocktail
 1/4 cup plum purée
 5 fresh mint leaves
 2 ounces gin
 ice
 sparkling water
 garnish with mint leaves and plum slices

Directions

Plum puree
1

Combine plums, ginger, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let the plums release their juices, about 5 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until the plums soften and start to fall apart about 6–8 minutes longer. Let plums cool slightly. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend well until you have a smooth puree. Let the purée cool. This will yield enough puree for 6-8 cocktails.

Gin Fizz
2

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1/4 cup of the plum puree with the mint leaves. Fill the shaker with ice. Add the gin & a splash of water if needed. Shake well to combine the flavors. Pour into chilled, ice filled high ball glasses. Top with sparkling water and garnishes.

Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail

~ Marla Meridith

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