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Plum Negroni

Food editor Shira Bocar's drink of choice for summer evenings on Decatur Island is a play on the Negroni, featuring cherry plums muddled with sugar, Aperol (a citrusy Italian aperitif), gin, seltzer, and a twist of orange.

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Photography: Randy Harris

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2015


  • 2 cherry plums, halved and pitted, or 1/2 small black plum, cut into wedges, plus 1 whole plum (or more wedges) for serving
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 1/4 cup seltzer or water
  • Orange-peel twists, for serving


  1. Using a muddling tool or wooden spoon, crush plums and sugar in an 8-ounce glass. Stir in gin and Aperol until sugar is dissolved. Fill with ice; stir in seltzer. Add orange twists and whole plum; serve.

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