Plum cocktails are made with gin and either yellow or red fruit; water is served with ice cubes that hold borage flowers in suspension.
- Yield: Makes 10
Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2005
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 8 plums (red, yellow, or both), pitted and cut into 6 wedges each
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- 10 ounces gin
- Sparkling water
Cook sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Stir in plums; remove from heat. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
Fill 10 tall glasses with ice. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into each glass; add wedge to glass. Stir 1/4 cup syrup and 1 ounce gin into each glass. Add sparkling water to fill; stir. Garnish with plums. Serve.