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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- Yield: Makes 1
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
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.